How do you add a custom header with the value set to current time in msec?

Dave Cheney dave at
Thu Jun 11 08:34:41 MSD 2009

I know this isn't exactly what you asked, but the Date: header is 
essentially a timestamp of the request time.


yfinkelstein writes:

> Hi, 
> I want to insert a custom HTTP header with the value set to the current timestamp in msec. Is it possible to accomplish this without using perl module? Is there a bult-in variable $current_time or something like this? 
> Thanks,
> Yuri
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,2788,2788#msg-2788

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