[time-nuts] Anyone know a portable way of getting seconds since epoch?
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Oct 13 14:10:11 UTC 2009
In message <286f7bad0910130703v6680affbx95905a440000099f at mail.gmail.com>, David
>I've asked this on comp.unix.shell, but never got a 100% satsifactory
>answer. Perhaps someone here might know.
>Does anyone know how to get the number of seconds since 1/1/1970 on a
>Unix system using the shell - not compiling C code. I can't assume the
>computer has perl, python or a C compiler.
On FreeBSD you can use the strftime facility in date(1):
$ date +%s
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