#Python Convert datetime to Unix Epoch Timestamp

There doesn’t seem to be a way to get a Unix timestamp directly from a datetime object in Python, the best workaround example I could find is:

from datetime import datetime
import time
now =
u = str(long(time.mktime(now.timetuple())))

This gets the timestamp as a string, it seems a bit long winded, so if anybody knows a better way please let me know!


Drupal cron setup on unix plan

For setting up a Drupal maintenance cron job on the unix hosting plan, I have found that the following command works well:


/usr/bin/wget -O – -q -t 1


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