For a Good Strftime

Easy Skeezy Ruby Date/Time Formatting

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Sunday, Nov 18
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October 2018
Seconds
  • %S - Second of the minute (00..60)
  • %L - Millisecond of the second (000..999)
  • %s - Number of seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.
Minutes
  • %M - Minute of the hour (00..59)
Hours
  • %H - Hour of the day, 24-hour clock (00..23)
  • %I - Hour of the day, 12-hour clock (01..12)
  • %k - Hour of the day, 24-hour clock, blank-padded ( 0..23)
  • %l - Hour of the day, 12-hour clock, blank-padded ( 0..12)
Days
  • %a - Abbreviated weekday name (“Sun”)
  • %A - Full weekday name (Sunday)
  • %w - Day of the week (Sunday is 0, 0..6)
  • %u - Day of the week (Monday is 1, 1..7)
  • %d - Day of the month (01..31)
  • %e - Day of the month (1..31)
  • %j - Day of the year (001..366)
Weeks
  • %w - Day of the week (Sunday is 0, 0..6)
  • %U - Week number of the current year, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week (00..53)
  • %V - Week number of year according to ISO 8601 (01..53)
Months
  • %b - Abbreviated month name (Jan)
  • %B - Full month name (January)
  • %m - Month of the year (01..12)
Years
  • %y - Year without a century (00..99)
  • %Y - Year with century
Others
  • %p - Meridian indicator (AM or PM)
  • %P - Meridian indicator (“am” or “pm”)
  • %c - Preferred local date and time representation
  • %Z - Time zone name
  • %% - Literal % character
  • %C - Century (20 in 2009)
  • %D - U.S. Date (%m/%d/%y)
  • %n - Newline (n)
  • %t - Tab character (t)
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- Mike