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Python Time localtime() 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 localtime() method.

Python Time localtime() function is quite similar to gmtime() but it converts number of seconds to local time. If secs is not provided, the current time as returned by time() is used. The dst flag is set to 1 when DST applies to the given time.


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

time.localtime( [ sec ] )

Parameter Details

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

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

import time

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

Below is the output of the above example -

time.localtime() : time.struct_time(tm_year=2020,  tm_mon=7,  tm_mday=15,  tm_hours=16,  tm_min=3,  tm_sec=58,  tm_wday=2,  tm_yday=197,  tm_isdst=0)

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 mktime() method.

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