strftime( string ) method of the ‘Date’ class can use for that purpose..

 

eg – t = Time.now

t.strftime(“%m/%d/%Y”) #=> “19/09/2009”

t.strftime(“%I:%M%p”) #=> ” 12:22PM”

 

Format Strings

 

%a – The abbreviated weekday name (“Sun”)

%A – The full weekday name (“Sunday”)

%b – The abbreviated month name (“Jan”)

%B – The full month name (“January”)

%c – The preferred local date and time representation

%d – Day of the month (01..31)

%H – Hour of the day, 24-hour clock (00..23)

%I – Hour of the day, 12-hour clock (01..12)

%j – Day of the year (001..366)

%m – Month of the year (01..12)

%M – Minute of the hour (00..59)

%p – Meridian indicator (“AM” or “PM”)

%S – Second of the minute (00..60)

%U – Week number of the current year,

starting with the first Sunday as the first

day of the first week (00..53)

%W – Week number of the current year,

starting with the first Monday as the first

day of the first week (00..53)

%w – Day of the week (Sunday is 0, 0..6)

%x – Preferred representation for the date alone, no time

%X – Preferred representation for the time alone, no date

%y – Year without a century (00..99)

%Y – Year with century

%Z – Time zone name

%% – Literal “%” character

Date Time Formats in Ruby

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