Bobby L. Craig


# node-dateformat A node.js package for Steven Levithan's excellent [dateFormat()][dateformat] function. ## Modifications * Removed the `Date.prototype.format` method. Sorry folks, but extending native prototypes is for suckers. * Added a `module.exports = dateFormat;` statement at the bottom ## Usage As taken from Steven's post, modified to match the Modifications listed above: var dateFormat = require('dateformat'); var now = new Date(); // Basic usage dateFormat(now, "dddd, mmmm dS, yyyy, h:MM:ss TT"); // Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 5:46:21 PM // You can use one of several named masks dateFormat(now, "isoDateTime"); // 2007-06-09T17:46:21 // ...Or add your own dateFormat.masks.hammerTime = 'HH:MM! "Can\'t touch this!"'; dateFormat(now, "hammerTime"); // 17:46! Can't touch this! // When using the standalone dateFormat function, // you can also provide the date as a string dateFormat("Jun 9 2007", "fullDate"); // Saturday, June 9, 2007 // Note that if you don't include the mask argument, // dateFormat.masks.default is used dateFormat(now); // Sat Jun 09 2007 17:46:21 // And if you don't include the date argument, // the current date and time is used dateFormat(); // Sat Jun 09 2007 17:46:22 // You can also skip the date argument (as long as your mask doesn't // contain any numbers), in which case the current date/time is used dateFormat("longTime"); // 5:46:22 PM EST // And finally, you can convert local time to UTC time. Simply pass in // true as an additional argument (no argument skipping allowed in this case): dateFormat(now, "longTime", true); // 10:46:21 PM UTC // ...Or add the prefix "UTC:" to your mask. dateFormat(now, "UTC:h:MM:ss TT Z"); // 10:46:21 PM UTC // You can also get the ISO 8601 week of the year: dateFormat(now, "W"); // 42 ## License (c) 2007-2009 Steven Levithan [][stevenlevithan], MIT license. [dateformat]: [stevenlevithan]: