Utility Methods API for PubNub Lua SDK

The methods on this page are utility methods that don't fit into other categories.

Time

Description

This function will return a 17 digit precision Unix epoch.

Algorithm constructing the timetoken
timetoken = (Unix epoch time in seconds) * 10000000

Example of creating a timetoken for a specific time and date:

08/19/2013 @ 9:20pm in UTC = 1376961606
timetoken = 1376961606 * 10000000
timetoken = 13769616060000000

Method(s)

To fetch Time you can use the following method(s) in Lua SDK:

pubnub_obj:time(callback)
ParameterTypeRequiredDescription
callbackfunctionYesCallback function to call with the received time (token).

Basic Usage

Get PubNub Timetoken

pubnub_obj:time(function(t)
textout("Got timetoken: " .. t)
end)
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