Python Create unix timestamp five minutes in the future
Another way is to use
future = datetime.datetime.utcnow() + datetime.timedelta(minutes=5)return calendar.timegm(future.timetuple())
It's also more portable than
%s flag to
strftime (which doesn't work on Windows).
Now in Python >= 3.3 you can just call the timestamp() method to get the timestamp as a float.
import datetimecurrent_time = datetime.datetime.now(datetime.timezone.utc)unix_timestamp = current_time.timestamp() # works if Python >= 3.3unix_timestamp_plus_5_min = unix_timestamp + (5 * 60) # 5 min * 60 seconds
Just found this, and its even shorter.
import timedef expires(): '''return a UNIX style timestamp representing 5 minutes from now''' return int(time.time()+300)