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

## Python Operating System Services: Exercise-19 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)
```

Python Code Editor:

Have another way to solve this solution? Contribute your code (and comments) through Disqus.

What is the difficulty level of this exercise?

Test your Python skills with w3resource's quiz

﻿

## Python: Tips of the Day

Python: Unpack a Tuple

```>>> items = (0, 'b', 'one', 10,  11, 'zero')
>>> a, b, c, d, e, f = items
>>> print(f)
zero
>>> a, *b, c = items
>>> print(b)
['b', 'one', 10, 11]
>>> *_, a, b = items
>>> print(a)
11
```