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Re: `date` and timestamp format

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: `date` and timestamp format
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 15:25:46 +0000

> Hello
> I've been trying to print a timestamp format (I mean seconds from 1 Jan 
> 1970) with `date` program from coreutils package.
> There is an option -d but it does not take the numerical timestamp as an 
> input.

Yes it does, with an @ prefix.  From section 27.8 of the 5.3.0 info manual:

For example, on most systems address@hidden' represents 1998-12-31
23:59:59 UTC, address@hidden' represents 1999-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.

Eric Blake

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