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Old 10-30-2007
converting localtime to unixtime


how to convert the localtime to unixtime?

i have date from the date command in unix

i want to convert it into unixtime

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Old 10-30-2007
Your question is somewhat unclear. If you mean by "unixtime" the numbers of seconds since the UNIX epoch i.e. the nunber of seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC, most date commands support the %s formatting option to display the numbers of seconds. Some support a -u option to do the same thing.
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Old 10-30-2007
Maybe he means GMT:
csadev:/home/jmcnama> echo $TZ
csadev:/home/jmcnama> TZ=GMT0
csadev:/home/jmcnama> date
Tue Oct 30 14:20:24 GMT 2007
csadev:/home/jmcnama> TZ=CST6
csadev:/home/jmcnama> date
Tue Oct 30 08:20:39 CST 2007

You can change your timezone setting to GMT0 and then back to where it was.
"date" then shows what the time is in various timeszones.
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