When 'time' is required, Time is extended with additional methods for parsing and converting Times.


This library extends the Time class with the following conversions between date strings and Time objects:


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'time'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install time


Takes a string representation of a Time and attempts to parse it using a heuristic.

require 'time'

Time.parse("2010-10-31") #=> 2010-10-31 00:00:00 -0500


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/ruby/time.