good ways to convert string into time

Gerrit Holl gerrit at
Tue Nov 18 19:15:23 CET 2003

<quote name="Hank" date="1069145888" email="soundwave56 at">
> i have a string as follows
> 18Nov2003:18:23:43:405

> Is there an easy way to convert that to absolute time? What i really
> want to do is to parse these times from a log file and do time
> comparisons, averages, stop minus start (elapsed).
> Probably create my own conversion table i guess?

You can use time.strptime:
strptime(string, format) -> struct_time

Parse a string to a time tuple according to a format specification.
See the library reference manual for formatting codes (same as strftime()).


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