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Python: Convert a string date to the timestamp

Python Datetime: Exercise-31 with Solution

Write a Python program convert a string date to the timestamp.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

import time
import datetime
s = "01/10/2016"
print()
print(time.mktime(datetime.datetime.strptime(s, "%d/%m/%Y").timetuple()))
print()

Sample Output:

1494225605.0  

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