Getting the timezone (the GMT offset) from DateTime

Hi everyone!

How do you get the timezone (in the format: +0800) from a time object?

Please see http://pastie.caboo.se/70979

Thank you,

%z will do the job, but...
are you sure you are doing timezone related stuff in a right way?
usually it is better to store your times in UTC timezone, converting
back and forth to user's, user location's or whatever entity's you'll
find appropriate local timezone.

%z gives me "Malay Standard Pacific Time" (or something like that). I
figured it'd be much easier to make a timezone drop down (just like
all the other sites out there).

"are you sure you are doing timezone related stuff in a right way?"
-- Not at all :o

Thanks :slight_smile:

Try Time.new.localtime.strftime "%z" ?

Thanks, kates, will do :slight_smile: