Python Time Mktime() Method



Pythom time method mktime() is the opposite purpose of localtime(). Its row is the struct_time or full 9-tuple and it revisits a balanced point number, for compatibility through time(). If the key-value never be represented as an applicable time, either OverflowError or ValueError will be hoisted.


Following is the syntax for mktime() method:



  • t − This is the struct_time or full 9-tuple.

Return Value

This method returns a floating-point number, for compatibility with time().


The following example shows the usage of mktime() method.

import time

t = (2009, 2, 17, 17, 3, 38, 1, 48, 0)
secs = time.mktime( t )
print "time.mktime(t) : %f" %  secs
print "asctime(localtime(secs)): %s" % time.asctime(time.localtime(secs))

When we run the above program, it produces the following result:

time.mktime(t) : 1234915418.000000
asctime(localtime(secs)): Tue Feb 17 17:03:38 2009

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