Nov 10, 2018

Python Date function Example

import time
from datetime import date
today=date.today()
yesterday=today.replace(day=today.day -1)
yesterday.strftime("%d-%b-%Y")

Python's strftime directives

Directive
Meaning
Example
%a
Weekday as locale’s abbreviated name.
Sun, Mon, ..., Sat (en_US);
So, Mo, ..., Sa (de_DE)
%A
Weekday as locale’s full name.
Sunday, Monday, ..., Saturday (en_US);
Sonntag, Montag, ..., Samstag (de_DE)
%w
Weekday as a decimal number, where 0 is Sunday and 6 is Saturday.
0, 1, ..., 6
%d
Day of the month as a zero-padded decimal number.
01, 02, ..., 31
%b
Month as locale’s abbreviated name.
Jan, Feb, ..., Dec (en_US);
Jan, Feb, ..., Dez (de_DE)
%B
Month as locale’s full name.
January, February, ..., December (en_US);
Januar, Februar, ..., Dezember (de_DE)
%m
Month as a zero-padded decimal number.
01, 02, ..., 12
%y
Year without century as a zero-padded decimal number.
00, 01, ..., 99
%Y
Year with century as a decimal number.
1970, 1988, 2001, 2013
%H
Hour (24-hour clock) as a zero-padded decimal number.
00, 01, ..., 23
%I
Hour (12-hour clock) as a zero-padded decimal number.
01, 02, ..., 12
%p
Locale’s equivalent of either AM or PM.
AM, PM (en_US);
am, pm (de_DE)
%M
Minute as a zero-padded decimal number.
00, 01, ..., 59
%S
Second as a zero-padded decimal number.
00, 01, ..., 59
%f
Microsecond as a decimal number, zero-padded on the left.
000000, 000001, ..., 999999
%z
UTC offset in the form +HHMM or -HHMM (empty string if the the object is naive).
(empty), +0000, -0400, +1030
%Z
Time zone name (empty string if the object is naive).
(empty), UTC, EST, CST
%j
Day of the year as a zero-padded decimal number.
001, 002, ..., 366
%U
Week number of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a zero padded decimal number. All days in a new year preceding the first Sunday are considered to be in week 0.
00, 01, ..., 53
%W
Week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number. All days in a new year preceding the first Monday are considered to be in week 0.
00, 01, ..., 53
%c
Locale’s appropriate date and time representation.
Tue Aug 16 21:30:00 1988 (en_US);
Di 16 Aug 21:30:00 1988 (de_DE)
%x
Locale’s appropriate date representation.
08/16/88 (None);
08/16/1988 (en_US);
16.08.1988 (de_DE)
%X
Locale’s appropriate time representation.
21:30:00 (en_US);
21:30:00 (de_DE)
%%
A literal '%' character.
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