Getting today's date in YYYY-MM-DD in Python? Getting today's date in YYYY-MM-DD in Python? python python

Getting today's date in YYYY-MM-DD in Python?


You can use strftime:

>>> from datetime import datetime>>> datetime.today().strftime('%Y-%m-%d')'2021-01-26'

Additionally, for anyone also looking for a zero-padded Hour, Minute, and Second at the end: (Comment by Gabriel Staples)

>>> datetime.today().strftime('%Y-%m-%d-%H:%M:%S')'2021-01-26-16:50:03'


You can use datetime.date.today() and convert the resulting datetime.date object to a string:

from datetime import datetoday = str(date.today())print(today)   # '2017-12-26'


I always use the isoformat() method for this.

from datetime import date    today = date.today().isoformat()print(today)  # '2018-12-05'

Note that this also works on datetime objects if you need the time in the standard ISO 8601 format as well.

from datetime import datetimenow = datetime.today().isoformat()print(now)  # '2018-12-05T11:15:55.126382'


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