Python time mktime() Method

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Description

The method mktime() is the inverse function of localtime(). Its argument is the struct_time or full 9-tuple and it returns a floating point number, for compatibility with time().

If the input value cannot be represented as a valid time, either OverflowError or ValueError will be raised.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for mktime() method:

time.mktime(t)

Parameters

  • t -- This is the struct_time or full 9-tuple.

Return Value

This method returns a floating point number, for compatibility with time().

Example

The following example shows the usage of mktime() method.

#!/usr/bin/python
import time

t = (2009, 2, 17, 17, 3, 38, 1, 48, 0)
secs = time.mktime( t )
print "time.mktime(t) : %f" %  secs
print "asctime(localtime(secs)): %s" % time.asctime(time.localtime(secs))

When we run above program, it produces following result:

time.mktime(t) : 1234915418.000000
asctime(localtime(secs)): Tue Feb 17 17:03:38 2009



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