os.path.getmtime() and compare with a date type

Anthony Greene sysfault at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 18:20:09 CEST 2007


junchi.tang at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to python and are tryint to write a simple program delete log
> files that are older than 30 days.
>
> So I used os.path.getmtime(filepath) and compare it with a date but it
> does not compile.
>
> threshold_time = datetime.date.today() - datetime.timedelta(days=30)
> mod_time = os.path.getmtime(file_path)
>
> if( mod_time < threshold_time):
>          #delete file
>
> However the interpreter complains at the if line, say "can't comapre
> datetime.date to int
>
> How can I covert one of them to make it work?
>
> Thank you!
>
>   
You are looking for datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(mod_time)



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