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Python PRAW – Getting the time when a redditor created their account

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  • Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2020
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In Reddit, a redditor is the term given to a user. Here we will see how to fetch the exact time when a redditor created their account. We will be using the created_utc attribute of the Redditor class to fetch the Unix time when the redditor created their account.

Example 1 : Consider the following redditor :

The user name of the redditor is : spez.




# importing the module
import praw
from datetime import datetime
  
# initialize with appropriate values
client_id = ""
client_secret = ""
username = ""
password = ""
user_agent = ""
  
# creating an authorized reddit instance
reddit = praw.Reddit(client_id = client_id, 
                     client_secret = client_secret, 
                     username = username, 
                     password = password,
                     user_agent = user_agent) 
  
# the name of the redditor
redditor_name = "spez"
  
# instantiating the Redditor class
redditor = reddit.redditor(redditor_name)
  
# fetching the Unix time of creation
unix_time = redditor.created_utc
  
print("The " + redditor_name + " account was created on Unix time : " +
      str(unix_time))
  
# converting the Unix time
print("The " + redditor_name + " account was created on : " +
      str(datetime.fromtimestamp(unix_time)))

Output :

The spez account was created on Unix time : 1118030400.0
The spez account was created on : 2005-06-06 09:30:00

Example 2 : Consider the following redditor :

The user name of the redditor is : AutoModerator




# importing the module
import praw
from datetime import datetime
  
# initialize with appropriate values
client_id = ""
client_secret = ""
username = ""
password = ""
user_agent = ""
  
# creating an authorized reddit instance
reddit = praw.Reddit(client_id = client_id, 
                     client_secret = client_secret, 
                     username = username, 
                     password = password,
                     user_agent = user_agent) 
  
# the name of the redditor
redditor_name = "AutoModerator"
  
# instantiating the Redditor class
redditor = reddit.redditor(redditor_name)
  
# fetching the Unix time of creation
unix_time = redditor.created_utc
  
print("The " + redditor_name + " account was created on Unix time : " +
      str(unix_time))
  
# converting the Unix time
print("The " + redditor_name + " account was created on : " +
      str(datetime.fromtimestamp(unix_time)))

Output :

The AutoModerator account was created on Unix time : 1325741068.0
The AutoModerator account was created on : 2012-01-05 10:54:28

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