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Date Format 1.2.3 by Steven Levithan <stevenlevithan.com> - A date formatting library for JavaScript
/*
* Date Format 1.2.3
* (c) 2007-2009 Steven Levithan <stevenlevithan.com>
* MIT license
*
* Includes enhancements by Scott Trenda <scott.trenda.net>
* and Kris Kowal <cixar.com/~kris.kowal/>
*
* Accepts a date, a mask, or a date and a mask.
* Returns a formatted version of the given date.
* The date defaults to the current date/time.
* The mask defaults to dateFormat.masks.default.
*/
var dateFormat = function () {
var token = /d{1,4}|m{1,4}|yy(?:yy)?|([HhMsTt])\1?|[LloSZ]|"[^"]*"|'[^']*'/g,
timezone = /\b(?:[PMCEA][SDP]T|(?:Pacific|Mountain|Central|Eastern|Atlantic) (?:Standard|Daylight|Prevailing) Time|(?:GMT|UTC)(?:[-+]\d{4})?)\b/g,
timezoneClip = /[^-+\dA-Z]/g,
pad = function (val, len) {
val = String(val);
len = len || 2;
while (val.length < len) val = "0" + val;
return val;
};
// Regexes and supporting functions are cached through closure
return function (date, mask, utc) {
var dF = dateFormat;
// You can't provide utc if you skip other args (use the "UTC:" mask prefix)
if (arguments.length == 1 && Object.prototype.toString.call(date) == "[object String]" && !/\d/.test(date)) {
mask = date;
date = undefined;
}
// Passing date through Date applies Date.parse, if necessary
date = date ? new Date(date) : new Date;
if (isNaN(date)) throw SyntaxError("invalid date");
mask = String(dF.masks[mask] || mask || dF.masks["default"]);
// Allow setting the utc argument via the mask
if (mask.slice(0, 4) == "UTC:") {
mask = mask.slice(4);
utc = true;
}
var _ = utc ? "getUTC" : "get",
d = date[_ + "Date"](),
D = date[_ + "Day"](),
m = date[_ + "Month"](),
y = date[_ + "FullYear"](),
H = date[_ + "Hours"](),
M = date[_ + "Minutes"](),
s = date[_ + "Seconds"](),
L = date[_ + "Milliseconds"](),
o = utc ? 0 : date.getTimezoneOffset(),
flags = {
d: d,
dd: pad(d),
ddd: dF.i18n.dayNames[D],
dddd: dF.i18n.dayNames[D + 7],
m: m + 1,
mm: pad(m + 1),
mmm: dF.i18n.monthNames[m],
mmmm: dF.i18n.monthNames[m + 12],
yy: String(y).slice(2),
yyyy: y,
h: H % 12 || 12,
hh: pad(H % 12 || 12),
H: H,
HH: pad(H),
M: M,
MM: pad(M),
s: s,
ss: pad(s),
l: pad(L, 3),
L: pad(L > 99 ? Math.round(L / 10) : L),
t: H < 12 ? "a" : "p",
tt: H < 12 ? "am" : "pm",
T: H < 12 ? "A" : "P",
TT: H < 12 ? "AM" : "PM",
Z: utc ? "UTC" : (String(date).match(timezone) || [""]).pop().replace(timezoneClip, ""),
o: (o > 0 ? "-" : "+") + pad(Math.floor(Math.abs(o) / 60) * 100 + Math.abs(o) % 60, 4),
S: ["th", "st", "nd", "rd"][d % 10 > 3 ? 0 : (d % 100 - d % 10 != 10) * d % 10]
};
return mask.replace(token, function ($0) {
return $0 in flags ? flags[$0] : $0.slice(1, $0.length - 1);
});
};
} ();
// Some common format strings
dateFormat.masks = {
"default": "ddd mmm dd yyyy HH:MM:ss",
shortDate: "m/d/yy",
mediumDate: "mmm d, yyyy",
longDate: "mmmm d, yyyy",
fullDate: "dddd, mmmm d, yyyy",
shortTime: "h:MM TT",
mediumTime: "h:MM:ss TT",
longTime: "h:MM:ss TT Z",
isoDate: "yyyy-mm-dd",
isoTime: "HH:MM:ss",
isoDateTime: "yyyy-mm-dd'T'HH:MM:ss",
isoUtcDateTime: "UTC:yyyy-mm-dd'T'HH:MM:ss'Z'"
};
// Internationalization strings
dateFormat.i18n = {
dayNames: [
"Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri", "Sat",
"Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday", "Saturday"
],
monthNames: [
"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec",
"January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"
]
};
// For convenience...
Date.prototype.format = function (mask, utc) {
return dateFormat(this, mask, utc);
};
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commented Nov 30, 2015

Simply Brilliant!

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commented Apr 4, 2016

You rocks, thanks mate.

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commented Aug 16, 2016

How might I minus a few years from today's date? For use on a retro style site.

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