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Python Time ctime() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Python Time ctime() method.

The Python Time ctime() method converts a time that's expressed in seconds since epoch to a string representing local time. If secs is not provided, the current time as returned by time() is been used. This method is equivalent to the asctime(). Local information is not used by ctime()


Following below is the syntax for the Python Time ctime() method -

time.ctime( [ sec ] )

Parameter Details

  • sec - Number of seconds that are to be converted into string representation.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

import time

print "time.ctime() : %s" % time.ctime()

Below is the output of the above example -

time.ctime() : Wed Jul 15 14:02:31 2020

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python Time gmtime() method.

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