I have to create an "Expires" value 5 minutes in the future, but I have to supply it in UNIX Timestamp format. I have this so far, but it seems like a hack.
'''return a UNIX style timestamp representing 5 minutes from now'''
epoch = datetime.datetime(1970, 1, 1)
seconds_in_a_day = 60 * 60 * 24
five_minutes = datetime.timedelta(seconds=5*60)
five_minutes_from_now = datetime.datetime.now() + five_minutes
since_epoch = five_minutes_from_now - epoch
return since_epoch.days * seconds_in_a_day + since_epoch.seconds
Is there a module or function that does the timestamp conversion for me?