Python time time() Method


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Description

Python time system time() revisits the time as a suspended point number articulated in seconds while the period, in UTC. Even while the time is always revisited as a floating end number, not entire systems supply time with a improved exactitude than 1 second. While this meaning usually returns non-decreasing keys, it can arrive a lower charge than a preceding call if the arrangement clock has been set back between the two calls.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for time() method:

time.time()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the time as a floating point number expressed in seconds since the epoch, in UTC.

Example

The following example shows the usage of time() method.

#!/usr/bin/python
import time

print "time.time(): %f " %  time.time()
print time.localtime( time.time() )
print time.asctime( time.localtime(time.time()) )

When we run above program, it produces following result:

time.time(): 1234892919.655932
(2009, 2, 17, 10, 48, 39, 1, 48, 0)
Tue Feb 17 10:48:39 2009

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