Time variables overview

The following conversion specifiers are recognized in the format string (taken from the PHP documentation for the strftime function). More info in the Open Group Specification

  • %a - abbreviated weekday name according to the current locale
  • %A - full weekday name according to the current locale
  • %b - abbreviated month name according to the current locale
  • %B - full month name according to the current locale
  • %c - preferred date and time representation for the current locale
  • %d - day of the month as a decimal number (range 00 to 31)
  • %H - hour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock (range 00 to 23)
  • %I - hour as a decimal number using a 12-hour clock (range 01 to 12)
  • %j - day of the year as a decimal number (range 001 to 366)
  • %m - month as a decimal number (range 1 to 12)
  • %M - minute as a decimal number
  • %p - either `am' or `pm' according to the given time value, or the corresponding strings for the current locale
  • %S - second as a decimal number
  • %U - week number of the current year as a decimal number, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week
  • %W - week number of the current year as a decimal number, starting with the first Monday as the first day of the first week
  • %w - day of the week as a decimal, Sunday being 0
  • %x - preferred date representation for the current locale without the time
  • %X - preferred time representation for the current locale without the date
  • %y - year as a decimal number without a century (range 00 to 99)
  • %Y - year as a decimal number including the century
  • %Z - time zone or name or abbreviation
  • %% - a literal `%' character
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