Humanize your scripts

This is a quick example of some of the stuff you can do with Humanizer to make your script’s output a bit more user friendly.

Strings from numbers.

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.NumberToWordsExtension]::ToWords(2)
two

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.NumberToWordsExtension]::ToWords(253)
two hundred and fifty-three

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.ToQuantityExtensions]::ToQuantity("box", 4)
4 boxes

New up a TimeSpan object.

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.NumberToTimeSpanExtensions]::Weeks(2)

Days              : 14
Hours             : 0
Minutes           : 0
Seconds           : 0
Milliseconds      : 0
Ticks             : 12096000000000
TotalDays         : 14
TotalHours        : 336
TotalMinutes      : 20160
TotalSeconds      : 1209600
TotalMilliseconds : 1209600000

Remove underscores.

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.StringHumanizeExtensions]::Humanize("Underscored_input_String_is_turned_INTO_sentence")
Underscored input String is turned INTO sentence

Truncation

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.Truncator]::Truncate("Long text to truncate", 10)
Long text…

Turn TimeSpan objects into human readable values.

PS C:\temp> $past = get-date

PS C:\temp> $later = Get-Date

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.TimeSpanHumanizeExtensions]::Humanize( $later - $past)
11 seconds

PS C:\temp> dir | select -First 5 @{l="File last modified";e={[Humanizer.DateHumanizeExtensions]::Humanize($_.LastWriteTime)}}

File last modified                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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7 months ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
7 months ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
7 months ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
7 months ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
one year ago          

A bunch of way to get a specific DateTime without date maths.

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.In+Five]::Months

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:37:55 PM

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.In+Five]::Years

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:49:23 PM

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.In]::MayOf(2015)

Friday, May 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.In]::April

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00:00 AM

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.In+Two]::MonthsFrom([Humanizer.On+April]::The10th)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Even support for Roman Numeral generation.

PS C:\temp> [Humanizer.RomanNumeralExtensions]::ToRoman(2014)
MMXIV

Update: Check out the follow-up on how to make this easier to work with.

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