When I convert a datetime to a string, it prints out something like this Jan 20 12:00:00 EST 2006 I want to trim off the last twelve characters, i.e. :00 EST 2006 I tried to do it like so: @date = @meeting.date.to_s.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp.chomp but the chomps seem to do nothing. I'd love to use regex, but I don't know which method to use to remove text from a string, or to just sever the end of it (I tried unshift).
on 2006-01-23 02:09
on 2006-01-23 02:23
On Jan 22, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Mike Schwab wrote: > > > _______________________________________________ > Rails mailing list > Rails@lists.rubyonrails.org > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails > Mike- Check out ri strftime in your shell it will show you a ton of options for formatting times and dates. Here's an example to do what you want: in irb: >> Time.now.strftime("%b %d %I:%M") => "Jan 22 05:23" Cheers- -Ezra Zygmuntowicz WebMaster Yakima Herald-Republic Newspaper firstname.lastname@example.org 509-577-7732
on 2006-01-23 02:48
The response below would be the right way to do it, but to clear some things up for you: To get a substring: "Jan 20 12:00:00 EST 2006"[0..11] or "Jan 20 12:00:00 EST 2006"[0...12] => Jan 20 12:00 And as a bonus, if you had used chop() instead of chomp(), your example would have worked, but that would be real bad! :) Hope this helps in the future, for now, use the strftime like Ezra showed. Cheers, Bob Silva
on 2006-01-23 17:50
On 23-jan-2006, at 2:09, Mike Schwab wrote: > When I convert a datetime to a string, it prints out something like > this > > Jan 20 12:00:00 EST 2006 > > I want to trim off the last twelve characters, i.e. > > :00 EST 2006 In config/environment.rb require_dependency 'datetime_formats' In lib/datetime_formats.rb ActiveSupport::CoreExtensions::Time::Conversions::DATE_FORMATS.merge!( :my_date => '%b %d %I:%M', # your format :long_datetime => '%a %d-%m-%Y %H:%M' # add more if needed ) In your view: <%= object.method.to_s(:my_date) %> -- Regards, Charles.