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Convert Seconds to HH:MM:SS

The following will convert seconds to an HH:MM:SS format.

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$result = gmdate('H:i:s', ($seconds));

To add the 's' for seconds (it puts the time into perspective), use:

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$result = gmdate('H:i:s', ($seconds)) . 's';

For anything under a minute, you might want to strip the leading 00:00.

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$result = ltrim(gmdate('H:i:s', ($seconds)), '00:') . 's';

While printing an 's' gives the time a reference, you might want to keep the leading 00: at times even when there's no hour. Use the following:

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$result = ltrim(gmdate('H:i:s', ($seconds)), '00:00:') . 's';

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Reference: PHP Manual, time() and date() .

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