Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Improve Article

ctime() Function Of Datetime.date Class In Python

  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2021

The ctime() function is used to return a string containing the date and time.

Syntax: ctime()

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return values: This function returns a string containing the date and time.

The format of the string representation:



  • The string is of 24-character length.
  • Week is printed as a three-letter word.
Sun, Mo, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Months are represented as three-digit letters
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • The day of the month is represented as a two-digit number
  • Time is represented in HH:MM:SS format
  • The year is a 4 digit number

Example 1: Getting a string containing the date and time

Python3




# Python3 code to demonstrate
# Getting a string containing
# the date and time
  
# Importing datetime and time module 
import datetime
import time
  
# Calling the time() function
# to return current time
Todays_time = time.time()
  
# Printing today's time
print(Todays_time)
  
# Calling the fromtimestamp() function
# to get date from the current time
date_From_CurrentTime = datetime.date.fromtimestamp(Todays_time);
  
# Printing the current date
print("Date for Timestamp used is: %s"%date_From_CurrentTime);
  
# Calling the ctime() function over the above date
print("Today's date: %s"%date_From_CurrentTime.ctime());

Output:

1627282355.0111642
Date for Timestamp used is: 2021-07-26
Today's date: Mon Jul 26 00:00:00 2021

Example 2: Getting a string containing the date and time

Python3




# Python3 code to demonstrate
# Getting a string containing
# the date and time
  
# Importing datetime module 
import datetime
  
# Initializing a date object for a 
# different date
Date = datetime.date(2013, 2, 10);
  
# Calling the ctime() function 
# over the above date
print("The date: %s"%Date.ctime());

Output:

The date: Sun Feb 10 00:00:00 2013

 Attention geek! Strengthen your foundations with the Python Programming Foundation Course and learn the basics.  

To begin with, your interview preparations Enhance your Data Structures concepts with the Python DS Course. And to begin with your Machine Learning Journey, join the Machine Learning – Basic Level Course




My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :