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What is the difference between strptime and strftime

Python datetime

2nd Aug 2019, 4:48 PM
Bright Odohofre
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Both are used for date time operations. strptime is for parsing date time input, strftime is for formatting date time output. You canfind more in the official documentation also some samples: https://docs.python.org/3/library/datetime.html
2nd Aug 2019, 5:00 PM
Lothar - avatar
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The strptime() method creates a datetime object from a given string. example: date_string = "1 August, 2019" date_object = datetime.strptime(date_string, "%d %B, %Y") print("date_object =", date_object) The strftime() method returns a string representing date and time using date, time or datetime object. example: now = datetime.now() year = now.strftime("%Y") print("year:", year)
2nd Aug 2019, 4:58 PM
Michael - avatar