What’s the best way to get the current timestamp in Go and convert to string? I need both date and time in eg. YYYYMMDDhhmmss format.
t := time.Now() fmt.Println(t.Format("20060102150405"))
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.