Format: strftime( [ format, ] time )

Purpose: Format a time value. The format parameter must denote a string. If the format parameter is not given, it defaults to "%c". The time parameter must denote an object containing the broken down time as returned by localtime() or gmtime(). The structure of a broken down time object is described in localtime().

Return Values: Returns a string that is the result of formatting the time parameter with the format parameter.

The format string consists of zero or more conversion specifications and ordinary characters. A conversion specification consists of a '%' (percent) character followed by a character that determines the specification's behavior. Ordinary characters are copied unchanged into the result string. Each conversion specification is replaced by appropriate characters as described in the following list.

%%percent character
%aabbreviated weekday name
%Afull weekday name
%babbreviated month name
%Bfull month name
%cdefault date and time representation
%dday of month, two digits 01-31
%Hhour, two digits 00-23
%Ihour, two digits 01-12
%jday of the year, three digits 001-366
%mmonth number, two digits 01,12
%Mminute, two digits 00-59
%pa.m. or p.m. designation of the 12-hour clock
%Ssecond, two digits 00-61.
%Uweek number of the year (the first Sunday as the first day of week 1), two digits 00-53
%wweekday number, 0-6, Sunday is 0
%Wweek number of the year (the first Monday as the first day of week 1), two digits 00-53
%xdefault date representation
%Xdefault time representation
%yyear within century, two digits 00-2004
%Yyear with century
%Ztime zone name or abbreviation, or nothing if time zone is unknown


input:resulting output:
<? strftime ("%A %b %d %j %H:%M", localtime(caltime()))>Tuesday Jun 27 178 17:56
<? strftime ("%A %b %d %j %H:%M", gmtime(caltime()))>Tuesday Jun 27 178 15:56

Note: Internationalization support is planned for the next major revision of heitml.

See Also: caltime(), difftime(), gmtime(), localtime() mktime(), strptime().

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