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Python Help With Date

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I need to put a date in this format to a string

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

this is what I have so far

#!/usr/bin/env python
#program will write HBF files for Windows side.
import datetime
import sys
import time

#declare strings
today = datetime.date.today()
fileLocation = sys.argv[1]
device = sys.argv[2]
filename = fileLocation+str(today)+'.hbf'

file = open(filename, 'w')

file.write('<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>\n')
file.write('<HEARTBEAT>\n')
file.write(' <Date>'+str(today)+'</Date>\n')
file.write(' <Server>'+device+'</Server>\n')
file.write('</HEARTBEAT>\n')
file.close()

I have it creating a date and converting to string but I need a diffrent format.. my simple searches have not helped much

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got it

today = time.strftime('%Y%m%d%H%M%S')

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