Here is a terminal example;

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  put shell( "date" ) into tData
  answer question tData
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JB

> On Oct 18, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Tom Glod via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Let me throw my hat into the ring here...lol....I wrote this function to
> display time in a specific format
> 
> function TimeDisplay HowManySeconds
>   local final_output = "<d> days <hh>:<mm>:<ss>"
> 
>   local running_second_count
>   local next_calculation
> 
>   set itemdelimiter to "."  -- we are looking at boths sides of the
> decimal place
> 
>   // 86,400 seconds in an day
>   // 3600 in an hour
>   // 60 seonds in a minute
>   // replace counts as you go
> 
>   -- days
> 
>   put HowManySeconds / 86400 into next_calculation
> 
>   if next_calculation < 1 then
>      put HowManySeconds into running_second_count
>      replace "<d>" with "0" in final_output
>   else
>      // how many days?
>      replace "<d>" with  item 1 of next_calculation in final_output
>      put (HowManySeconds) - (item 1 of next_calculation * 86400) into
> running_second_count
>   end if
> 
>   -- hours
> 
>   put running_second_count / 3600 into next_calculation
> 
>   if next_calculation < 1 then
>      replace "<hh>" with "00" in final_output
>   else
>      // how many hours?
>      if the number of characters in item 1 of next_calculation = 1 then
>         replace "<hh>" with "0" & item 1 of next_calculation in
> final_output
>      else
>         replace "<hh>" with item 1 of next_calculation in final_output
>      end if
> 
>      put (running_second_count) - (item 1 of next_calculation * 3600) into
> running_second_count
>   end if
> 
> 
>   -- minutes
> 
>   put running_second_count / 60 into next_calculation
> 
>   if next_calculation < 1 then
>      replace "<mm>" with "00" in final_output
>   else
>      // how many minutes?
>      if the number of characters in item 1 of next_calculation = 1 then
>         replace "<mm>" with "0" & item 1 of next_calculation in
> final_output
>      else
>         replace "<mm>" with item 1 of next_calculation in final_output
>      end if
> 
>      put (running_second_count) - (item 1 of next_calculation * 60) into
> running_second_count
> 
>   end if
> 
>   -- seconds
> 
>   put running_second_count into next_calculation
> 
>      if next_calculation < 1 then
>      replace "<ss>" with "00" in final_output
>   else
>      // how many minutes?
>      if the number of characters in item 1 of next_calculation = 1 then
>         replace "<ss>" with "0" & next_calculation in final_output
>      else
>         replace "<ss>" with next_calculation in final_output
>      end if
>   end if
> 
>   return final_output
> end TimeDisplay
> 
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode <
> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> I would +1 a deltaTime format, but we might not agree on hours over 24 and
>> fractions of a second.
>> 
>>> On Oct 17, 2019, at 10:25 PM, Bill Vlahos via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> All great suggestions.
>>> 
>>> I mostly wanted to see if there already was such a function - which
>> there obviously isn’t.
>>> 
>>> But it is great to see several easy ways to built your own.
>>> 
>>> Thanks all.
>>> 
>>> Bill Vlahos
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Oct 17, 2019, at 8:51 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> The problem with one-liners is that the genius is implicit, not
>> explicit. ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> Bob S
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Oct 17, 2019, at 08:44 , J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Show-off. :-)
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com
>>>> 
>>>> 
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