How to get the current time in Python How to get the current time in Python python python

How to get the current time in Python


Use:

>>> import datetime>>> datetime.datetime.now()datetime.datetime(2009, 1, 6, 15, 8, 24, 78915)>>> print(datetime.datetime.now())2009-01-06 15:08:24.789150

And just the time:

>>> datetime.datetime.now().time()datetime.time(15, 8, 24, 78915)>>> print(datetime.datetime.now().time())15:08:24.789150

See the documentation for more information.

To save typing, you can import the datetime object from the datetime module:

>>> from datetime import datetime

Then remove the leading datetime. from all of the above.


You can use time.strftime():

>>> from time import gmtime, strftime>>> strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S", gmtime())'2009-01-05 22:14:39'


from datetime import datetimedatetime.now().strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

For this example, the output will be like this: '2013-09-18 11:16:32'

Here is the list of strftime directives.


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