Date and Time Example in Python

Datetime.py

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import time
import datetime

print "Time in seconds since the epoch: %s" %time.time()
print "Current date and time: " , datetime.datetime.now()
print "Or like this: " ,datetime.datetime.now().strftime("%y-%m-%d-%H-%M")

print "Current year: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%Y")
print "Month of year: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%B")
print "Week number of the year: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%W")
print "Weekday of the week: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%w")
print "Day of year: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%j")
print "Day of the month : ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%d")
print "Day of week: ", datetime.date.today().strftime("%A")

Result:
Output would be like this:

Time in seconds since the epoch: 1349271346.46
Current date and time: 2012-10-03 15:35:46.461491
Or like this: 12-10-03-15-35
Current year: 2012
Month of year: July
Week number of the year: 40
Weekday of the week: 3
Day of year: 277
Day of the month : 03
Day of week: Thursday

Basics formats:

%a Locale’s abbreviated weekday name.
%A Locale’s full weekday name.
%b Locale’s abbreviated month name.
%B Locale’s full month name.

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