Python 3 - 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/python3
import time

t = (2016, 2, 15, 10, 13, 38, 1, 48, 0)
d = time.mktime(t)
print ("time.mktime(t) : %f" %  d)
print ("asctime(localtime(secs)): %s" % time.asctime(time.localtime(d)))

Result

When we run the above program, it produces the following result −

time.mktime(t) : 1455511418.000000
asctime(localtime(secs)): Mon Feb 15 10:13:38 2016
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