Pytz, Create Local Unix Time

change time zone using pytz

pytz brings the Olson tz database into Python. This library allows accurate and cross platform timezone calculations using Python 2.4 or higher. It also solves the issue of ambiguous times at the end of daylight saving time, which you can read more about in the Python Library Reference.

How to change human time to unix time ?

– create a function, this function will be used to change local unix time

import pytz
import time
from datetime import datetime
def convert_to_unix(date_time):
    localtz = pytz.timezone('Asia/Jakarta')
    date_aware_la = localtz.localize(date_time).strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
    source_time = time.strptime(date_aware_la, "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
    created_date_unix = time.mktime(source_time)
    return created_date_unix
date_now = convert_to_unix(

how to install pytz ?

pip install pytz or easy_install pytz

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