Golang : Get timezone offset from date or timestamp

Problem :

You have a date or time stamp and you want get the time zone offset from the date.

Solution :

First, convert the date or time stamp to string. Next,break each part down with strings.Fields() function and put the parts into an array.

For example :

 package main

 import (

 func main() {
 now := time.Now()


 // convert date time to string
 // and then to array with strings.Fields() function

 dateArray := strings.Fields(now.String())

 // get the offset and timezone
 fmt.Println("Date : ", dateArray[0])
 fmt.Println("Time : ", dateArray[1])
 fmt.Println("Offset : ", dateArray[2])
 fmt.Println("TimeZone : ", dateArray[3])

Output :

Date : 2015-08-06

Time : 23:44:34.949427127

Offset : -0400

TimeZone : EDT

References :


  See also : Golang : How to get year, month and day?

By Adam Ng

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