It should just be a matter of using strftime:

   value.strftime("%a %b %e at %I:%M%p")

- Jamis

On Nov 14, 2005, at 10:07 PM, Harold Hausman wrote:

> I've got strings created by doing something on the order of
> DateTime.now.to_s stored away.
>
> When I'm reading them out, and showing them to the user I want to see
> something pretty like:
>
> Sat Mar 10 at 12:34pm
>
> Heres the code I came up with:
>
> def timeFormat( in_str )
> 	the_date = DateTime.parse( in_str )
> 	the_date = the_date.new_offset( -7.0/24.0 )
> 	nice_date = ''
> 	nice_date += case the_date.cwday
> 		when 1; "Mon "
> 		when 2; "Tue "
> 		when 3; "Wed "
> 		when 4; "Thu "
> 		when 5; "Fri "
> 		when 6; "Sat "
> 		when 7; "Sun "
> 	end
> 	nice_date += case the_date.month
> 		when 1; "Jan "
> 		when 2; "Feb "
> 		when 3; "Mar "
> 		when 4; "Apr "
> 		when 5; "May "
> 		when 6; "Jun "
> 		when 7; "Jul "
> 		when 8; "Aug "
> 		when 9; "Sep "
> 		when 10; "Oct "
> 		when 11; "Nov "
> 		when 12; "Dec "
> 	end
> 	nice_date += the_date.day.to_s + ' at '
> 	the_minute = the_date.min
> 	if( the_minute < 10 )
> 		the_minute = "0"+the_minute.to_s
> 	else
> 		the_minute = the_minute.to_s
> 	end
> 	if( the_date.hour < 12 )
> 		nice_date += the_date.hour.to_s + ":" + the_minute + "am"
> 	elsif( the_date.hour > 12 )
> 		nice_date += ( the_date.hour-12 ).to_s + ":" + the_minute + "pm"
> 	else
> 		nice_date += ( the_date.hour ).to_s + ":" + the_minute + "pm"
> 	end
> 	nice_date
> end
>
> #Woah, ugly.
> #Anyone spare a moment to show me the right way to do something  
> like this?
>
> #Thanks in advance
> #-Harold
>