TimeAgo

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Summary

Function: string TimeAgo( integer tm );

Returns a string that will give you the difference in time.

• integer tm Unix Time used for difference

See also: llGetUnixTime

Examples

//Created by Ugleh Ulrik
 
string TimeAgo(integer time)
{
    // time difference in seconds
    integer now = llGetUnixTime();
    integer timeDifference = now - time;
 
    // small bug fix for when timeDifference is 0
    if (timeDifference == 0)
        return "just now";
 
    list periods = ["second",
        "minute",
        "hour",
        "day",
        "week",
        "month",
        "year",
        "decade"];
 
    //the number equivalent to periods
    list lenghts = [1,
        60,
        3600,
        86400,
        604800,
        2630880,
        31570560,
        315705600];
 
    integer v = llGetListLength(lenghts) - 1;
    integer no;
 
    while((0 <= v) && (no = timeDifference/llList2Integer(lenghts, v) <= 1))
        --v;
 
    string output = llList2String(periods, v);
 
    //this will get the correct time in periods, then divide the timeDifference
    integer ntime = timeDifference / llList2Integer(lenghts, llListFindList(periods, [output]));
 
    //if integer 'no' is not equal to 1 then it should have an s at the end
    if(no != 1)
        output += "s";
 
    //This produces the finished output
    output = (string)ntime + " "+ output + " ago";
    return output;
}
 
default 
{
 
    touch_start(integer total_number)
    {
        integer now = llGetUnixTime();
        integer time = now - 180;
 
        // integer time is the current unix time minus 180 seconds (3 minutes)
        // the outcome will be "3 minutes ago"
 
        llSay(PUBLIC_CHANNEL,  TimeAgo(time));
    }
}