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. Seconds can be a floating-point number to sleep for a fractional number of seconds.


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