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time.Time.String() Function in Golang With Examples

  • Last Updated : 19 Apr, 2020

In Go language, time packages supplies functionality for determining as well as viewing time. The Time.String() function in Go language is used to yield the time which is formatted with the help of the format string. Moreover, this function is defined under the time package. Here, you need to import the “time” package in order to use these functions.

Syntax:

func (t Time) String() string

Here, “t” is the stated time.

Note: It the stated time has a clock reading that is monotonic then the string that is returned as an output includes a final field i.e, “m=┬▒value”. Where value is the unvaried clock reading that is arranged as a decimal number of seconds.

Return Value: It returns the time which is formatted with the help of format string.



Example 1:




// Golang program to illustrate the usage of
// Time.String() function
  
// Including main package
package main
  
// Importing fmt and time
import (
    "fmt"
    "time"
)
  
// Calling main
func main() {
  
    // Defining the time for String method
    Time := time.Date(2020, 11, 14, 10, 45, 16, 0, time.UTC)
  
    // Calling String method
    t := Time.String()
  
    // Prints output
    fmt.Printf("The time without nanoseconds is: %v\n", t)
}

Output:

The time without nanoseconds is: 2020-11-14 10:45:16 +0000 UTC

Example 2:




// Golang program to illustrate the usage of
// Time.String() function
  
// Including main package
package main
  
// Importing fmt and time
import (
    "fmt"
    "time"
)
  
// Calling main
func main() {
  
    // Defining the time for String method
    Time := time.Date(2020, 11, 14, 36, 45, 16, 36, time.UTC)
  
    // Calling String method
    t := Time.String()
  
    // Prints output
    fmt.Printf("The time with nanoseconds is: %v\n", t)
}

Output:

The time with nanoseconds is: 2020-11-15 12:45:16.000000036 +0000 UTC

Here, the hour stated in the above code is out of usual range but it is normalized, while conversion and nanoseconds are also included in the time, stated above.




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