[clug] Calculating the actual date and time
sam at couter.id.au
Wed Mar 14 20:25:37 GMT 2007
Basil Chupin <blchupin at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> I am assuming that the numbers somehow relate to the starting date
> decided upon many years ago as the starting point from which dates/time
> will be calculated on computers.
Others have shown you the date command, but didn't answer the question
The unix epoch is midnight, 1st January 1970. Unix time is counted in
seconds since that moment. In another 30 years we'll run out of seconds
able to be stored in a 32-bit time_t type.
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