[time-nuts] Anyone know a portable way of getting seconds since epoch?
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Tue Oct 13 21:40:31 UTC 2009
> > On FreeBSD you can use the strftime facility in date(1):
>> $ date +%s
> But it does not work on Solaris or HP-UX
I have an old Linux system. The man page for date says:
%s seconds since `00:00:00 1970-01-01 UTC' (a GNU
GNU sh-utils 2.0.11 October 2000
The man page on a newer Linux system doesn't have the GNU extension comment.
I was assuming it had been picked up by POSIX but I don't keep track of that
sort of thing nor do I know where to look for the fine print.
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