This script can be used to parse date and time. Open a blank file and name it for example dateParser.py Copy and paste the code below (and make sure you understand what it does) into the file.
from datetime import datetime now = datetime.now() mm = str(now.month) dd = str(now.day) yyyy = str(now.year) hour = str(now.hour) mi = str(now.minute) ss = str(now.second) print mm + "/" + dd + "/" + yyyy + " " + hour + ":" + mi + ":" + ss
Now save and exit the file and run it by: $ python dateParser.py
In Python you can use time.sleep() to suspend execution for the given number of seconds. The seconds are being given between the parenthesis.
# How to sleep for 5 seconds in python: import time time.sleep(5) # How to sleep for 0.5 seconds in python: import time time.sleep(0.5)
How to get the current date and time
I found this date and time script on this excellent website: http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2008/06/how-to-get-current-date-and-time-in/
import datetime now = datetime.datetime.now() print print "Current date and time using str method of datetime object:" print str(now) print print "Current date and time using instance attributes:" print "Current year: %d" % now.year print "Current month: %d" % now.month print "Current day: %d" % now.day print "Current hour: %d" % now.hour print "Current minute: %d" % now.minute print "Current second: %d" % now.second print "Current microsecond: %d" % now.microsecond print print "Current date and time using strftime:" print now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M")
The result: Current date and time using str method of datetime object: 2013-02-17 16:02:49.338517 Current date and time using instance attributes: Current year: 2013 Current month: 2 Current day: 17 Current hour: 16 Current minute: 2 Current second: 49 Current microsecond: 338517 Current date and time using strftime: 2013-02-17 16:02
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