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Convert seconds to human-readable format

Terminal - Convert seconds to human-readable format
date [email protected]
2009-04-11 22:26:41
User: kFiddle
Functions: date
Convert seconds to human-readable format

This example, for example, produces the output, "Fri Feb 13 15:26:30 EST 2009"


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Cool! Except it returns Fri Feb 13 18:31:30 EST 2009. I wonder where the 3hrs 5min different came from?

Comment by birnam 410 weeks and 2 days ago

Grep the archive! http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1793/then-end-of-the-unix-epoch

Comment by jnash 410 weeks and 1 day ago

On OS X and BSD variants the equivalent seems to be

date -r 1234567890

Comment by qubyte 410 weeks and 1 day ago

[[ `grep -i ego jnash | wc | awk '{print $1}'` -gte 1 ]] && echo "Yep! ;-)" || echo "My bad"

Comment by mark_stafford 409 weeks and 5 days ago

Nice trick. I usually use 'perl -e "print localtime 1234..."' but this is clearly better.

Comment by amosshapira 409 weeks and 4 days ago

Not solaris compatible...

Comment by MoHaG 380 weeks and 4 days ago

Oh god, I wish I knew of this last year. I learned the BSD (in my case OSX) version of date -r 1234567890 and loved it. I talked to a friend of mine and he suggested something along the lines of;

date -d "1234567890 seconds ago UTC"

Needless to say I have a new better way of doing it.

Comment by VxJasonxV 337 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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