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converting datetime object in UTC to local time
So a lot of digging on doing this and still not a fabulous solution:
# this takes the last_modified_date naive datetime, converts it to a
# UTC timetuple, converts that to a timestamp (seconds since the
# epoch), subtracts the timezone offset (in seconds), and then
# that back into a timetuple... Must be an easier way...
mytime = time.localtime(time.mktime(last_modified_date.utct imetuple())
lm_date_str = time.strftime("%m/%d/%Y %I:%M %p %Z", mytime)
last_modified_date is a naive datetime.datetime object
A previous version gave me something like:
lm_date_str = mytime.strftime("%m/%d/%Y %I:%M %p %Z")
But this gave me no timezone since the datetime object is still
naive. And I'm going from a datetime to a timetuple to a timestamp
back to a datetime...
All this seems like a lot of monkeying around to do something that
should be simple -- is there a simple way to do this without requiring
some other module?
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- 1 Comments
- How about subclass datetime.tzinfo? That way you can use asttimezone
to transfer utc to localtime. It requires an aware object though not
naive. A bit more coding, but a lot less converting...
On Jul 3, 5:16 pm, Matt <m....python.itags.org.vazor.comwrote:Quote:#1; Fri, 04 Jan 2008 17:33:00 GMT