Converting a string to time - simple task but don't know how to do it!
peter at engcorp.com
Sat Sep 14 22:44:30 CEST 2002
Richard Kessler wrote:
> I have a string returned from a database expressing the time i.e. 2002-09-14
> 10:30:34. I need to compare this value to the current time to determine the
> amount of time elapsed between the two. I get the current time using
> time.time() but I cannot find a way to convert the string from the database
> into a time value (seconds from epoch) to do the simple subraction to find
> seconds elapsed.
If the format is exactly that, you could use something primitive like this:
>>> s = '2002-09-14 10:30:34'
>>> import re, time
>>> tt = tuple(map(int, re.findall('(....)-(..)-(..) (..):(..):(..)',
s)) + [0,0,0])
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