Time in Python

A short summary on Python’s timestamps:

import datetime
 
now = datetime.datetime.now()
 
print(now.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M'))
print(now.isoformat())

From the module’s documentation:

Directive Meaning
%a Locale’s abbreviated weekday name.
%A Locale’s full weekday name.
%b Locale’s abbreviated month name.
%B Locale’s full month name.
%c Locale’s appropriate date and time
representation.
%d Day of the month as a decimal number [01,31].
%H Hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number
[00,23].
%I Hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number
[01,12].
%j Day of the year as a decimal number [001,366].
%m Month as a decimal number [01,12].
%M Minute as a decimal number [00,59].
%p Locale’s equivalent of either AM or PM.
%S Second as a decimal number [00,61].
%U Week number of the year (Sunday as the first
day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53].
All days in a new year preceding the first
Sunday are considered to be in week 0.
%w Weekday as a decimal number [0(Sunday),6].
%W Week number of the year (Monday as the first
day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53].
All days in a new year preceding the first
Monday are considered to be in week 0.
%x Locale’s appropriate date representation.
%X Locale’s appropriate time representation.
%y Year without century as a decimal number
[00,99].
%Y Year with century as a decimal number.
%z Time zone offset indicating a positive or
negative time difference from UTC/GMT of the
form +HHMM or -HHMM, where H represents decimal
hour digits and M represents decimal minute
digits [-23:59, +23:59].
%Z Time zone name (no characters if no time zone
exists).
%% A literal '%' character.

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Uwe Ziegenhagen has been working with LaTeX for more than a decade. Besides TeX/LaTeX he likes to work with Python, Rasberry/Arduino and his digital camera.

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