Using Node.js, I want to format a
var ts_hms = new Date(UTC);
If you're using Node.js, you're sure to have EcmaScript 5, and so Date has a
toISOString method. You're asking for a slight modification of ISO8601:
new Date().toISOString() > '2012-11-04T14:51:06.157Z'
So just cut a few things out, and you're set:
new Date().toISOString(). replace(/T/, ' '). // replace T with a space replace(/\..+/, '') // delete the dot and everything after > '2012-11-04 14:55:45'
Or, in one line:
new Date().toISOString().replace(/T/, ' ').replace(/\..+/, '')
ISO8601 is necessarily UTC (also indicated by the trailing Z on the first result), so you get UTC by default (always a good thing).