Converting unix timestamp string to readable date Converting unix timestamp string to readable date python python

Converting unix timestamp string to readable date


Use datetime module:

from datetime import datetimets = int("1284101485")# if you encounter a "year is out of range" error the timestamp# may be in milliseconds, try `ts /= 1000` in that caseprint(datetime.utcfromtimestamp(ts).strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'))


>>> from datetime import datetime>>> datetime.fromtimestamp(1172969203.1)datetime.datetime(2007, 3, 4, 0, 46, 43, 100000)

Taken from http://seehuhn.de/pages/pdate


The most voted answer suggests using fromtimestamp which is error prone since it uses the local timezone. To avoid issues a better approach is to use UTC:

datetime.datetime.utcfromtimestamp(posix_time).strftime('%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ')

Where posix_time is the Posix epoch time you want to convert


matomo