Hello there! This is a silly simple bash implementation of the time distance in words helper functions of rails.
$ dtime yesterday a day $ echo "This project was created $(dtime 'Sun Nov 27 09:00:39 IST 2011') ago" This project was created about an hour ago
dtime can take a second argument which is the
to_time, and defaults to
It is intended to be used in other scripts or shell utilities to show human readable time differences.
Currently, this is used in my
ti project, which is a
command line time tracker.
dtime to display nice human readable
I also use it in my mutt's display-filter to show me the recieved time of a mail in a humane way. I'll write a blog post about this one of these days.
$ wget https://bitbucket.org/sharat87/dtime/raw/tip/dtime $ chmod +x ./dtime
You will almost always want to put this file in your $PATH.
~/bin is a good