This recipe will help getting windows uptime using the "net statistics server" info.
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def uptime(): """Returns a datetime.timedelta instance representing the uptime in a Windows 2000/NT/XP machine""" import os, sys import subprocess if not sys.platform.startswith('win'): raise RuntimeError, "This function is to be used in windows only" cmd = "net statistics server" p = subprocess.Popen(cmd, shell=True, stdin=subprocess.PIPE, stdout=subprocess.PIPE) (child_stdin, child_stdout) = (p.stdin, p.stdout) lines = child_stdout.readlines() child_stdin.close() child_stdout.close() lines = [line.strip() for line in lines if line.strip()] date, time, ampm = lines.split()[2:5] #print date, time, ampm m, d, y = [int(v) for v in date.split('/')] H, M = [int(v) for v in time.split(':')] if ampm.lower() == 'pm': H += 12 import datetime now = datetime.datetime.now() then = datetime.datetime(y, m, d, H, M) diff = now - then return diff if __name__ == '__main__': print uptime()
I don't know a simple way of getting the machine uptime with python standard modules, so I've found it is possible to find out uptime with the windows "net" command.
We open a subprocess with shell=True and run the appropriate "net statistics server" command. The output is read from the process stdout.
The second non blank line in the output will look like this:
So we just parse it and return a timedeltam which is the difference from datetime.datetime.now() to the time reported in that line.
-- João Paulo Farias