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{{mirc title|$duration Identifier}}The '''$duration''' identifier can take a specified number of seconds and return it in weeks/days/hours/minutes/seconds format. After a value has been returned, the new value can even be used with the identifier in order to return the number of seconds.
 
{{mirc title|$duration Identifier}}The '''$duration''' identifier can take a specified number of seconds and return it in weeks/days/hours/minutes/seconds format. After a value has been returned, the new value can even be used with the identifier in order to return the number of seconds.
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== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
 
<pre>$duration(seconds,N)</pre>
 
<pre>$duration(seconds,N)</pre>
<pre>$duration(timestring)</pre>
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== Parameters ==
 
== Parameters ==
 
{{ArgsList
 
{{ArgsList
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| N | Can be either '''2''', which omits seconds from the results, or '''3''', which returns the time in hh:nn:ss format
 
| N | Can be either '''2''', which omits seconds from the results, or '''3''', which returns the time in hh:nn:ss format
 
}}
 
}}
Beginning v7.63 correctly handles negative durations.
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== Example ==
 
== Example ==
 
Echo the formatting for '''38711810 seconds''':
 
Echo the formatting for '''38711810 seconds''':
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'''Result'''
 
'''Result'''
 
<pre>64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs</pre>
 
<pre>64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs</pre>
 
<source lang="mIRC">//echo -a $duration(38711810,2)</source>
 
Same except does not display the seconds.
 
'''Result'''
 
<pre>64wks 1hr 16mins</pre>
 
<source lang="mIRC">//echo -a $duration(38711810,3)</source>
 
Returns the display in HH:nn:ss format, with durations longer than 1 day returning hours > 23.
 
'''Result'''
 
<pre>10753:16:50</pre>
 
  
 
Echo the formatting for converting '''64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs''' back to seconds:
 
Echo the formatting for converting '''64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs''' back to seconds:
 
<source lang="mIRC">//echo -a $duration(64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs)</source>
 
<source lang="mIRC">//echo -a $duration(64wks 1hr 16mins 50secs)</source>
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'''Result'''
 
'''Result'''
 
<pre>38711810</pre>
 
<pre>38711810</pre>
 
The displayed timestring contains the time units touching their integers, so you will need to use $replace if you don't wish this:
 
<source lang="mIRC">//echo -a This computer restarted $regsubex(foo,$duration($uptime(system,3)),/([a-z]+)/g,$chr(32) $+ \t) ago!</source>
 
  
 
== Compatibility ==
 
== Compatibility ==
 
{{mIRC compatibility|4.7}}
 
{{mIRC compatibility|4.7}}
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* {{mIRC|$asctime}}
 
* {{mIRC|$asctime}}
 
* {{mIRC|$time}}
 
* {{mIRC|$time}}
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{{mIRC identifier list}}
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[[Category:mIRC identifiers|duration]]

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