time – time related functions

The time module provides functions for getting the current time and date, and for sleeping.



Convert a time expressed in seconds since Jan 1, 2000 into an 8-tuple which contains: (year, month, mday, hour, minute, second, weekday, yearday) If secs is not provided or None, then the current time from the RTC is used. year includes the century (for example 2014).

  • month is 1-12
  • mday is 1-31
  • hour is 0-23
  • minute is 0-59
  • second is 0-59
  • weekday is 0-6 for Mon-Sun
  • yearday is 1-366

This is inverse function of localtime. It’s argument is a full 8-tuple which expresses a time as per localtime. It returns an integer which is the number of seconds since Jan 1, 2000.


Sleep for the given number of seconds.


Returns the number of seconds, as an integer, since 1/1/2000.