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  • Last Updated : 16 Jul, 2021

Python time.ctime() method converts a time in seconds since the epoch to a string in local time. This is equivalent to asctime(localtime(seconds)). Current time is returned by localtime() is used when the time tuple is not present.

Syntax: time.ctime([ sec ])

Parameter:

  • sec: number of seconds to be converted into string representation.

Example 1:

Let’s move to the code with an explanation :

Python3




# import module
import time
 
# here no parameter is passed
print(time.ctime())

Output:

Thu Mar 18 11:00:19 2021

It prints the standard time equivalent to asctime() method. 

Example 2:

Let’s Have a look at asctime() method:

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# import time
import time
 
# gives local time
a = time.localtime() 
c = time.asctime(a)
print(c)

Output:

Thu Mar 18 11:01:02 2021

Example 3:

Let’s move to another example where we will pass seconds as a parameter to ctime() method.

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# import time module
import time
 
# passing number of seconds as
# parameter to ctime() method
print(time.ctime(1615799665.584516))

Output:

Mon Mar 15 14:44:25 2021

Example 4:

Here is another example where we pass a parameter to ctime() method.

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# import time module
import time
 
# passing number of seconds as
# parameter to ctime() method
print(time.ctime(1000))

Output:

Thu Jan  1 05:46:40 1970

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