Get the time zone of the datetime object

Hi,
I am using rails 3 for my application.
My problem is that I am importing the events from meetup.com. I am
getting the time of the event but I don’t know from which time zone.
E.g. Thu Apr 07 07:00:00 PDT

I want to find out the time zone for it.
Can anyone tell me how to achieve this?

Thanks,
Mike

On Apr 7, 2011, at 9:08 AM, Mike D. wrote:

Hi,
I am using rails 3 for my application.
My problem is that I am importing the events from meetup.com. I am
getting the time of the event but I don’t know from which time zone.
E.g. Thu Apr 07 07:00:00 PDT

I want to find out the time zone for it.
Can anyone tell me how to achieve this?

Sorry, isn’t “PDT” Pacific Daylight Time? If this is an example of the
time strings you’re grabbing from Meetup, it seems like you could do a
regular expression to grab everything after the last number in the
time string and perform some lookups from there, right?

Walter

On 7 April 2011 14:08, Mike D. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,
I am using rails 3 for my application.
My problem is that I am importing the events from meetup.com. I am
getting the time of the event but I don’t know from which time zone.
E.g. Thu Apr 07 07:00:00 PDT

I want to find out the time zone for it.
Can anyone tell me how to achieve this?

Is it that you want the timezone, or are you just trying to correctly
interpret the time? If the latter then:
ruby-1.8.7-p302 > Time.parse(“Thu Apr 07 07:00:00 PDT”).utc
=> Thu Apr 07 14:00:00 UTC 2011

Colin

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