Display human readable time

Hi everyone.

Does anybody know a good plugin for displaying a human readable time. I like the ones on github. Django also has this built in, but I can not find it for rails. Can anybody tell me a good plugin for this?

Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,

Could you be a bit more explicit about exactly what you want to see? strftime works for me but perhaps I misunderstand your requirement.


I'm assuming the OP means something like this - time_ago_in_words (ActionView::Helpers::DateHelper) - APIdock


Hi Simon,

You got that right. That is exactly what I am looking for. I should have looked in ActionPack before asking next time.

Thanks for your help.

Kind regards,

I’ve written a gem for this that’s also context-sensitive regarding today’s date, so it knows whether a post occurred this Monday or last Monday, for instance. It extends ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone, so it works with your ActiveRecord objects out of the box.