The class git_time stores the time a Git object was created.

# S3 method for git_time
as.character(x, tz = "GMT", origin = "1970-01-01", usetz = TRUE, ...)

# S3 method for git_time
format(x, tz = "GMT", origin = "1970-01-01", usetz = TRUE, ...)

# S3 method for git_time
as.POSIXct(x, tz = "GMT", origin = "1970-01-01", ...)

# S3 method for git_time
print(x, tz = "GMT", origin = "1970-01-01", usetz = TRUE, ...)



R object to be converted.


time zone specification to be used for the conversion, if one is required. System-specific (see time zones), but "" is the current time zone, and "GMT" is UTC (Universal Time, Coordinated). Invalid values are most commonly treated as UTC, on some platforms with a warning.


a date-time object, or something which can be coerced by as.POSIXct(tz = "GMT") to such an object.


logical. Should the time zone abbreviation be appended to the output? This is used in printing times, and more reliable than using "%Z".


further arguments to be passed to or from other methods.


The default is to use tz = "GMT" and origin = "1970-01-01". To use your local timezone, set tz = Sys.timezone().

See also


if (FALSE) { ## Initialize a temporary repository path <- tempfile(pattern="git2r-") dir.create(path) repo <- init(path) ## Create a first user and commit a file config(repo, = "Alice", = "[email protected]") writeLines("Hello world!", file.path(path, "example.txt")) add(repo, "example.txt") commit(repo, "First commit message") ## Create tag tag(repo, "Tagname", "Tag message") as.POSIXct(commits(repo)[[1]]$author$when) as.POSIXct(tags(repo)[[1]]$tagger$when) as.POSIXct(tags(repo)[[1]]$tagger$when, tz = Sys.timezone()) }