How to get current time in python and break up into year, month, day, hour, minute?

I would like to get the current time in Python and assign them into variables like year, month, day, hour, minute. How can this be done in Python 2.7?

The datetime module is your friend:

    import datetime
    now =
    print now.year, now.month,, now.hour, now.minute, now.second
    # 2015 5 6 8 53 40

You don't need separate variables, the attributes on the returned datetime object have all you need.