Get the current date, python 2.2

Yongjian Xu jimxu at
Fri Jun 15 23:44:46 CEST 2007

time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d', time.localtime()) gives you just the date format.


On 6/15/07, nano <nano at nano.ono> wrote:
> Using python 2.2 what is the simplest way to get the current date value?
> I have looked in so many places. The question is often asked and the
> usual response indicates how to get the current date and time like
> now = time.localtime()
> I want just the date, like 2007-06-15. The value will go into a
> postgresql Date type column.
> Also, if postgres field of this type is set to time.localtime(), is the
> time portion of the date discarded, or stored 'invisibly', of will there
> be an error of some type? Just thought someone here might know.
> --

Yongjian (Jim) Xu
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