How would I exactly go about offsetting the timestamp returned by datetime.utcnow() by any amount of time such as a day?
now = datetime.utcnow().isoformat() + 'Z'
I need the above offset by a day. Having a minor issue when my script crosses into the daylight savings time conversion but I dont need to see past it however since it loads today also it dies because the python script errors doing work on the date today now.
For full days simply use timedelta:
from datetime import datetime, timedelta now = (datetime.utcnow() + timedelta(days=3)).isoformat() + 'Z' print(now)
More info on python with timezones can be found at Python UTC datetime object's ISO format doesn't include Z (Zulu or Zero offset)
datetime.strptime and 'datetime.strftime' even recognize
%z - up to 3.6 the colon would make it crash :)