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Gmail date format

Author:
vizualbod
Posted:
May 12, 2011
Language:
Python
Version:
1.3
Tags:
date format gmail google mail dateformat
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

Short and sweet date format from Gmail.

Use as {{ message.sent_at|humantime }}

Works for future dates too.

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from datetime import datetime,time
from django.utils.dateformat import DateFormat 

register = Library()

@register.filter
def humantime(t):
    now = datetime.now()
    if datetime.combine(now, time()) < t and t < datetime.combine(now + timedelta(1), time()):
        f = 'g:i a'
    elif now.year == t.year:
        f = 'M j'
    else:
        f = 'n/j/y'
    df = DateFormat(t)
    return df.format(f).replace('.m.', 'm')

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