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Old 08-27-2002
Question Epoch

Hi all,
i am trying to figure out how i can get a 'Nix box to display
epoch time. Is there a command to do this? Do I know what I am talking about or am I an Idiot? Wait dont answer that last question!!!!! Thanx in advance!!!Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-27-2002
I don't believe there is a command to do it but in Perl or C (or C++) you could probably write something to figure it out.

Perl's description of it's time function:
Returns the number of non-leap seconds since whatever time the system considers to be the epoch (that's 00:00:00, January 1, 1904 for MacOS, and 00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970 for most other systems). Suitable for feeding to gmtime and localtime

Possible that Perderabo's date script may show it (search for datecalc on this site ).
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Old 08-27-2002
I found several references saying typing the following at the prompt would work, but it doesn't on my system.. worth a try on yours though (not documented in the man pages):

date +%s

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Try this too:

perl -e 'print time, "\n" '

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