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In this article, we will know the approaches to get the current time in Python. There are multiple ways to get it. The most preferably date-time module is used in Python to create the object containing date and time.

Example 1: Current time of a timezone – Using pytZ module 

Python3

from datetime import *
import pytz
 
 
tz_INDIA = pytz.timezone('Asia/Kolkata')
datetime_INDIA = datetime.now(tz_INDIA)
print("INDIA time:", datetime_INDIA.strftime("%H:%M:%S"))

                    

Output:

INDIA time: 19:29:53

Example 2 : Current time – Using date time object

Python3

from datetime import datetime
 
# now() method is used to
# get object containing
# current date & time.
now_method = datetime.now()
 
# strftime() method used to
# create a string representing
# the current time.
currentTime = now_method.strftime("%H:%M:%S")
print("Current Time =", currentTime)

                    

Output:

Current Time = 19:31:51

Time complexity: O(1).

Space complexity: O(1).

Example 3: 

Python3

from datetime import datetime
 
# Time object containing
# the current time.
time = datetime.now().time()
 
print("Current Time =", time)

                    

Output:

Current Time = 19:33:29.087840

Example 4. Getting Time – using Time module. 

Python3

import time
 
 
# localtime() method used to
# get the object containing
# the local time.
Time = time.localtime()
 
# strftime() method used to
# create a string representing
# the current time.
currentTime = time.strftime("%H:%M:%S", Time)
print(currentTime)

                    

Output:

19:35:17



Last Updated : 28 Aug, 2023
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