Format for getting time to display as 8:30 PM not 08:30 PM?

Is there a strftime format I’m missing that would get a time to
display as 8:30 PM instead of 08:30 PM? Using @mytime.strftime(" %I:%M
%p") gives me a display like 08:30 PM, but I’d like it to show as h:mm
and not hh:mm for times earlier than 10:00. Thanks.

Sharon M. wrote:

Is there a strftime format I’m missing that would get a time to
display as 8:30 PM instead of 08:30 PM? Using @mytime.strftime(" %I:%M
%p") gives me a display like 08:30 PM, but I’d like it to show as h:mm
and not hh:mm for times earlier than 10:00. Thanks.

Funnily enough, my colleague just blogged about this…

http://infovore.org/archives/2007/11/27/displaying-the-number-of-hours-without-a-leading-zero-in-rubys-strftime/

On Nov 27, 2007 2:25 PM, Tom T. [email protected]
wrote:

Funnily enough, my colleague just blogged about this…

http://infovore.org/archives/2007/11/27/displaying-the-number-of-hours-without-a-leading-zero-in-rubys-strftime/

I guess it’s fairly popular:

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Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

Sharon M. wrote:

Is there a strftime format I’m missing that would get a time to
display as 8:30 PM instead of 08:30 PM? Using @mytime.strftime(" %I:%M
%p") gives me a display like 08:30 PM, but I’d like it to show as h:mm
and not hh:mm for times earlier than 10:00. Thanks.

Well I’m not using strftime and it is a little long winded but I do have
code that does what you ask:

<%= Time.now.hour < 10 ? Time.now.hour + ’ AM’ : Time.now.hour.to_i > 12
? (Time.now.hour.to_i - 12).to_s + ’ PM’ : Time.now.hour + ’ PM’ %>

Hope this helps,

-S

On Nov 27, 2007 9:03 AM, Sharon M. [email protected]domain.invalid wrote:

Is there a strftime format I’m missing that would get a time to
display as 8:30 PM instead of 08:30 PM? Using @mytime.strftime(" %I:%M
%p") gives me a display like 08:30 PM, but I’d like it to show as h:mm
and not hh:mm for times earlier than 10:00. Thanks.

Time#strftime uses the platform function with the same name, this
might be platform dependent but on both OSX and Ubuntu linux,

@mytime.strftime("%l:%M %p") #=> " 8:30 pm"

Note that that first format character is a lowercase L not an uppercase
I.

Also lowercase k will do the same thing but use military time.

Note that this suppresses the leading zero, but does put a blank in
it’s place. If you really want to get write of the leading blank,
just do:

@mytime.strftime("%l:%M %p").strip


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

Rick DeNatale wrote:

Note that that first format character is a lowercase L not an uppercase I.

You can do:

@mytime.strftime("%I:%M %p").sub(/^0/,’’)

This should work on all platforms I think.

Cheers,
Gary.

That works on the Windows system I’m developing on as well as my Linux
host. Thanks!

@mytime.strftime("%I:%M %p") alone didn’t show the hour at all on a
Windows system.

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