Seconds and milliseconds in Python?

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How to get min, seconds and milliseconds from datetime.now() in Python?

You can get the formatted date and time using strftime function. It accepts a format string that you can use to get your desired output. Following are the directives supported by it.

Directive
Meaning
%aLocale’s abbreviated weekday name.
%ALocale’s full weekday name.
%bLocale’s abbreviated month name.
%BLocale’s full month name.
%cLocale’s appropriate date and time representation.
%d Day of the month as a decimal number [01,31].
%H  Hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number [00,23].
%IHour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number [01,12].
%jDay of the year as a decimal number [001,366].
%mMonth as a decimal number [01,12].
%MMinute as a decimal number [00,59].
%pLocale’s equivalent of either AM or PM.
%S Second as a decimal number [00,61].
%UWeek number of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53]. All days in a new year preceding the first Sunday are considered to be in week 0.
%w Weekday as a decimal number [0(Sunday),6].
%W Week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number [00,53]. All days in a new year preceding the first Monday are considered to be in week 0.
%xLocale’s appropriate date representation.
%XLocale’s appropriate time representation.
%yYear without century as a decimal number [00,99].
%YYear with century as a decimal number.
%ZTime zone name (no characters if no time zone exists).
%%A literal “%” character.

 

Example

In this case, you can use these directives in the strftime function as follows −

from datetime import datetime
curr_time = datetime.now()
formatted_time = curr_time.strftime('%M:%S.%f')
print(formatted_time)

Output

This will give the output −

31:15.093393