Get current time as formatted string in Go?

Use the time.Now() function and the time.Format() method.

t := time.Now()

prints out 20110504111515, or at least it did a few minutes ago. (I’m on Eastern Daylight Time.) There are several pre-defined time formats in the constants defined in the time package.

You can use time.Now().UTC() if you’d rather have UTC than your local time zone.

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