﻿ Python: Find out what the epoch is on a given platform - w3resource # Python: Find out what the epoch is on a given platform

## Python Datetime: Exercise-55 with Solution

The epoch is the point where the time starts, and is platform dependent. For Unix, the epoch is January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 (UTC). Write a Python program to find out what the epoch is on a given platform. Also convert a given time in seconds since the epoch.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````import time
print("\nEpoch on a given platform:")
print(time.gmtime(0))
print("\nTime in seconds since the epoch:")
print(time.gmtime(36000))
```
```

Sample Output:

```Epoch on a given platform:
time.struct_time(tm_year=1970, tm_mon=1, tm_mday=1, tm_hour=0, tm_min=0, tm_sec=0, tm_wday=3, tm_yday=1, tm_isdst=0)

Time in seconds since the epoch:
time.struct_time(tm_year=1970, tm_mon=1, tm_mday=1, tm_hour=10, tm_min=0, tm_sec=0, tm_wday=3, tm_yday=1, tm_isdst=0)
```

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