Date.prototype.setTime()

The setTime() method sets the Date object to the time represented by a number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Syntax

setTime(timeValue)

Parameters

timeValue

An integer representing the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Return value

The number of milliseconds between 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC and the updated date (effectively, the value of the argument).

Description

Use the setTime() method to help assign a date and time to another Date object.

Examples

Using setTime()

var theBigDay = new Date('July 1, 1999');
var sameAsBigDay = new Date();
sameAsBigDay.setTime(theBigDay.getTime());

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-date.prototype.settime

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