On 06.01.2009 16:09, Mmcolli00 Mom wrote:
> How can I add 10 minutes to this time stamp? Thanks. MC
> 
> ServerTime = 'Wed Dec 09 16:05:00 -0600 2009'

Here ServerTime is a String and hence cannot do any time related 
calculations.  You probably rather want

require 'date'

irb(main):017:0> server_time = DateTime.parse 'Wed Dec 09 16:05:00 -0600 
2009'
=> #<DateTime: 707090521/288,-1/4,2299161>
irb(main):018:0> server_time.to_s
=> "2009-12-09T16:05:00-06:00"

Now you can add 10 minutes:

irb(main):019:0> (server_time + 10.0 / 24 / 60).to_s
=> "2009-12-09T16:15:00-06:00"

> ServerTime + Time.parse(10)
> 
> #<-it does not work without parse since I get error can't convert Fixnum
> into a string. what do you think?

Well, what do *you* think?  What does the error message tell you?  What 
do you conclude from that?

Cheers

	robert

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