In this article, we will see how to format date using strftime() in Python. localtime() and gmtime() returns a tuple representing a time and this tuple is converted into a string as specified by the format argument using python time method strftime().
sec: This is the time in number of seconds to be formatted.
format: This is the directive or format code which would be used to format.
|Directive or format code||Returned Valued||Example|
|%Y||Full year with century||2021,2022|
|%y||Year without century with zero padded value||00,01,….21,22…,99|
|%-y||Year without century||0,1…,99|
|%m||Month with zero padded value||01-12|
|%-m||Month without zero padded value||1-12|
|%B||Full month name||January, February,…, December|
|%b||Short form of month||Jan, Feb,…,Dec|
|%A||Full weekday name||Sunday, Monday,..|
|%a||Short form of weekday name||Sun, Mon,..|
|%w||Weekday as decimal value||0-6|
|%d||Days with zero padded value||01-31|
|%-d||Days with decimal value||1-31|
|%H||Hour (24-hour clock) as a zero-padded value.||00-23|
|%-H||Hour (24-hour clock) without zero-padded value.||0,1,…,23|
|%I||Hour (12-hour clock) as a zero-padded value.||01-12|
|%-I||Hour (12-hour clock) without zero-padded value.||1-12|
|%M||Mins with zero-padded||00-59|
|%-M||Mins without zero padded value||0-59|
|%S||Secs with zero padded value||00-59|
|%-S||Secs without zero padded value||0-59|
|%f||Micro Secs with zero-padded value||000000 – 999999|
|%p||Locale’s AM or PM.||AM/PM|
|%j||Day of the year with zero padded value||001-366|
|%-j||Day of the year without zero padded value||1-366|
|%z||UTC offset in the form +HHMM or -HHMM.|
|%Z||Time zone name.|
|%C||Locale’s appropriate date and time||Fri Apr 02 02:09:07 2020|
|%x||Locale’s appropriate date||02/04/22|
|%X||Locale’s appropriate time||02:04:22|
|%W||Week number of the year. Monday as first day of week||00-53|
|%U||Week number of the year. Sunday as first day of week||00-53|
Below are some examples for better understanding.
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