time-stamps

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    This module converts a variety of timestamp formats to a standard JavaScript Date object. It accepts, as input, the formats listed below. It exports its functions in both camelCase and snake case formats. In other words, it would have both unixToDate() and unix_to_date() available pointing to the same function, for example.

    • JavaScript timestamp

      This is the standard milliseconds since the UNIX epoch (1970-01-01) that you would get from +new Date().

    • *NIX timestamp

      A standard *nix timestamp in sedconds starting at the usual epoch, same as JavaScript timestamp in seconds, equivalent to +new Date() / 1000.

    • Microsoft FILETIME

      This is a standard Microsoft FILETIME timestamp, measured in 100 nanosecond intervals since 1601-01-01.

    • NTP timestamp

      The time carried by the NTP protocol in seconds since 1900-01-01 along with a fractional second in microsecond intervals.

    • NTP network timestamp

      Essentiall same as above except it accepts a Uint8Array of raw input from the network packet. It would be 8 bytes in network order (high endian).

    • HFS+ timestamp

      This takes an HFS+ timestamp measured in seconds since 1904-01-01.

    • OLE Automation timestamp

      Sometimes also called a Microsoft timestamp. It's a fractional value counting seconds since 1899-01-01.

    • LDAP timestamp

      This is essentially the same as the FILETIME but will return null for marginal values.

    • DOS timestamp

      A bit packed 32-bit value encoding a time and date with a 2 second level of precision.

    Also included is a function that attempts to guess the timestamp format. This can be helpful if you may receive both JavaScript and UNIX timestamps. It may guess wrong as it doesn't try anything overly extravagant to determine the timestamp type. I use successfully to distinguish between JavaScript and UNIX timestamps that are not decades removed from our current time.

    Usage

    const 
        { 
            js_to_date, 
            unix_to_date, 
            filetime_to_date, 
            ntp_to_date, 
            network_ntp_to_date, 
            hfs_to_date, 
            ole_to_date,
            ldap_to_date,
            dos_to_date,
            to_date
        } = require( 'time-stamps' ),
        
        someTimestamp = +new Date( '2016-09-22T19:22:14Z' ),
        someUnixTimestamp = someTimestamp / 1000;
     
    let ts1 = js_to_date( someTimestamp ),
        ts2 = unix_to_date( someUnixTimestamp );
     
    assert( String( ts1 ) === String( ts2 ) );
     
    // or
     
    const  
        ts = require( 'time-stamps' );
     
    let tsa = ts.js_to_date( someTimestamp ),
        tsb = ts.unix_to_date( someUnixTimestamp );
     
    assert( String( tsa ) === String( tsb ) );

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    npm i time-stamps

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