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durafmt is a tiny Go library that formats time.Duration strings (and types) into a human readable format.

go get github.com/hako/durafmt

Why

If you've worked with time.Duration in Go, you most likely have come across this:

53m28.587093086s // :)

The above seems very easy to read, unless your duration looks like this:

354h22m3.24s // :S

Usage

durafmt.ParseString()

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"github.com/hako/durafmt"
)

func main() {
	duration, err := durafmt.ParseString("354h22m3.24s")
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Println(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(duration) // 2 weeks 18 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds
	// duration.String() // String representation. "2 weeks 18 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds"
}

durafmt.ParseStringShort()

Version of durafmt.ParseString() that only returns the first part of the duration string.

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"github.com/hako/durafmt"
)

func main() {
	duration, err := durafmt.ParseStringShort("354h22m3.24s")
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Println(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(duration) // 2 weeks
	// duration.String() // String short representation. "2 weeks"
}

durafmt.Parse()

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"time"
	"github.com/hako/durafmt"
)

func main() {
	timeduration := (354 * time.Hour) + (22 * time.Minute) + (3 * time.Second)
	duration := durafmt.Parse(timeduration).String()
	fmt.Println(duration) // 2 weeks 18 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds
}

LimitFirstN()

Like durafmt.ParseStringShort() but for limiting the first N parts of the duration string.

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"time"
	"github.com/hako/durafmt"
)

func main() {
	timeduration := (354 * time.Hour) + (22 * time.Minute) + (3 * time.Second)
	duration := durafmt.Parse(timeduration).LimitFirstN(2) // // limit first two parts.
	fmt.Println(duration) // 2 weeks 18 hours
}

Custom Units

Like durafmt.Units{} and durafmt.Durafmt.Format(units) to stringify duration with custom units.

package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"time"
	"github.com/hako/durafmt"
)

func main() {
	timeduration := (354 * time.Hour) + (22 * time.Minute) + (1 * time.Second) + (100*time.Microsecond)
	duration := durafmt.Parse(timeduration)
	// units in portuguese
	units, err := durafmt.DefaultUnitsCoder.Decode("ano,semana,dia,hora,minuto,segundo,milissegundo,microssegundo")
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(duration.Format(units)) // 2 semanas 18 horas 22 minutos 1 segundo 100 microssegundos

    // custom plural (singular:plural)
	units, err = durafmt.DefaultUnitsCoder.Decode("ano,semana:SEMANAS,dia,hora,minuto,segundo,milissegundo,microssegundo")
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}
	fmt.Println(duration.Format(units)) // 2 SEMANAS 18 horas 22 minutos 1 segundo 100 microssegundos
}

Contributing

Contributions are welcome! Fork this repo, add your changes and submit a PR.

If you would like to fix a bug, add a feature or provide feedback you can do so in the issues section.

durafmt is tested against golangci-lint and you can run tests with go test.

When contributing, running go test; go vet; golint or golangci-lint is recommended.

License

MIT


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