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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Psst. Open beta.

Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:

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Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

awk 'BEGIN{print strftime("%c",1238387636)}'

Terminal - awk 'BEGIN{print strftime("%c",1238387636)}'
Convert UNIX time to human readable date
2009-03-30 05:03:31
User: bytor4232
Functions: time
awk 'BEGIN{print strftime("%c",1238387636)}'


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date -d @1238387636
Comment by atoponce 395 weeks and 1 day ago

I really don't get all the fuss with the date program. I find


much more interesting. Especially if you pass it the right parameters

watch ddate +%.


Comment by clockworkavian 395 weeks ago

@atoponce Ha! Thanks. I couldn't quite figure out how to convert an epoch timestamp in a log file to a human readable date. It was 12:30 and couldn't get "date -d" to work for me. I forgot the @ part.

Much obliged!

Comment by bytor4232 395 weeks ago

You're doing it wrong. You put the "command" in the "description" field, and the description in the "command" field.

Please fix.

Comment by isaacs 395 weeks ago

Your point of view

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