Get timestamp in javascript

Sometimes you need operate Unix timestamp, so there is how you can get it:

Date.prototype.getTimestamp = function() {
    return parseInt((this.getTime()-Date.UTC(1970,0,1))/1000);

Note: If you’d like to use timestamp with milliseconds, just don’t divide by 1000 in above method.
After that for example you are able to use this method to obtain current timestamp:

var d = new Date();

and that’s it, cheers.

There is another way to get timestamp if you use jQuery:


You can find detailed info about this method here.

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