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    Date.prototype.toTimeString()

    Summary

    The toTimeString() method returns the time portion of a Date object in human readable form in American English.

    Syntax

    dateObj.toTimeString()

    Description

    Date instances refer to a specific point in time. Calling toString() will return the date formatted in a human readable form in American English. In SpiderMonkey, this consists of the date portion (day, month, and year) followed by the time portion (hours, minutes, seconds, and time zone). Sometimes it is desirable to obtain a string of the time portion; such a thing can be accomplished with the toTimeString() method.

    The toTimeString() method is especially useful because compliant engines implementing ECMA-262 may differ in the string obtained from toString() for Date objects, as the format is implementation-dependent; simple string slicing approaches may not produce consistent results across multiple engines.

    Examples

    Example: A basic usage of toTimeString()

    var d = new Date(1993, 6, 28, 14, 39, 7);
    
    console.log(d.toString());     // prints Wed Jul 28 1993 14:39:07 GMT-0600 (PDT)
    console.log(d.toTimeString()); // prints 14:39:07 GMT-0600 (PDT)
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Standard Initial definition.
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.toTimeString' in that specification.
    Standard  
    ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.toTimeString' in that specification.
    Standard  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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