date and time comparison how to
ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Wed Oct 31 22:04:38 CET 2012
Gary Herron wrote:
> On 10/29/2012 04:13 PM, noydb wrote:
> > All,
> > I need help with a date and time comparison.
> > Say a user enters a date-n-time and a file on disk. I want to compare the date and time of the file to the
> entered date-n-time; if the file is newer than the entered date-n-time, add the file to a list to process.
> > How best to do? I have looked at the datetime module, tried a few things, no luck.
> > Is os.stat a part of it? Tried, not sure of the output, the st_mtime/st_ctime doesnt jive with the file's
> correct date and time. ??
> > Any help would be appreciated!
> Use the datetime module (distributed with Python) to compare date/times.
> You can turn a filesystem time into a datetime with something like the
> import datetime, os, stat
> mtime = os.lstat(filename)[stat.ST_MTIME] // the
> files modification time
> dt = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(mtime)
You could also write that as:
datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp( os.path.getmtime( path ) )
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