How do you do reverse
gmtime(), where you put the time + date and get the number of seconds?
I have strings like
'Jul 9, 2009 @ 20:02:58 UTC', and I want to get back the number of seconds between the epoch and July 9, 2009.
I have tried
time.strftime but I don't know how to use it properly, or if it is the correct command to use.
>>> calendar.timegm(time.gmtime()) 1293581619.0
You can turn your string into a time tuple with
time.strptime(), which returns a time tuple that you can pass to
>>> import calendar >>> import time >>> calendar.timegm(time.strptime('Jul 9, 2009 @ 20:02:58 UTC', '%b %d, %Y @ %H:%M:%S UTC')) 1247169778
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