Pythom time method time() returns the time as a floating point number expressed in seconds since the epoch, in UTC.
Note − Even though the time is always returned as a floating point number, not all systems provide time with a better precision than 1 second. While this function normally returns non-decreasing values, it can return a lower value than a previous call if the system clock has been set back between the two calls.
Following is the syntax for time() method −
This method returns the time as a floating point number expressed in seconds since the epoch, in UTC.
The following example shows the usage of time() method.
#!/usr/bin/python import time print "time.time(): %f " % time.time() print time.localtime( time.time() ) print time.asctime( time.localtime(time.time()) )
When we run above program, it produces following result −
time.time(): 1234892919.655932 (2009, 2, 17, 10, 48, 39, 1, 48, 0) Tue Feb 17 10:48:39 2009