Python: Display the current date and time

Python Basic: Exercise-3 with Solution

Write a Python program to display the current date and time.

Python datetime:

The datetime module supplies classes for manipulating dates and times in both simple and complex ways. datetime.now(tz=None) returns the current local date and time. If optional argument tz is None or not specified, this is like today().

Python date time

date.strftime(format) returns a string representing the date, controlled by an explicit format string. Format codes referring to hours, minutes or seconds will see 0 values.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()
print ("Current date and time : ")
print (now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"))

Sample Output:

Current date and time : 
2014-07-05 14:34:14


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