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srand — Seeds the random number generator with the given argument.


void srand(seed);
int seed: Seed value




Seeds the random number generator. It's always a good idea to do this before using the rand() function. Any number can be used to seed the generator, but as a general rule the more random the number you start with, the more random the number you'll get. Usually, using something like mktime() yields a suitable number. Another common solution is to combine process IDs, the time, and the client's IP number to produce a more random seed.


PHP 3, PHP 4


Example 693. Seed the random number generator

echo "A random number: ", rand();

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