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Find out when your billion-second anniversary is (was).

Terminal - Find out when your billion-second anniversary is (was).
date -d12/31/1970+1000000000sec
2009-08-16 10:12:30
User: clone
Functions: date
Find out when your billion-second anniversary is (was).

Replace 12/31/1970 with your birth date.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
date -j -v +1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddyyyy
date -j -v +1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddYYYY

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What others think

Completely useless. I love it.

Comment by CharlieInCO 380 weeks and 5 days ago

Wait, I love the idea, but it doesn't work.

341 $ date -d08/24/1955+1000000000sec

usage: date [-jnu] [-d dst] [-r seconds] [-t west] [-v[+|-]val[ymwdHMS]] ...

[-f fmt date | [[[mm]dd]HH]MM[[cc]yy][.ss]] [+format]

Comment by CharlieInCO 380 weeks and 5 days ago

works for me on ubuntu hardy lts



# date -d8/24/1955+1000000000sec

Comment by Bender 380 weeks and 5 days ago

No dice on my OS X machine either. Flags are all wrong.

Comment by cbowns 380 weeks and 5 days ago

Here is the same command working with OS X:

date -j -v + 1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddyyyy

Comment by Zettt 380 weeks and 5 days ago
date -j -v +1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddyyyy

works. (Observe, no space after the +.)

Comment by CharlieInCO 380 weeks and 5 days ago

Hmm, this lacks something, what about the exact time you were born? this should count too...

Comment by Weboide 380 weeks and 4 days ago

To use it with the exact time you were born, you can do:

date -d'5/21/1980 9:16AM+100000000sec'

Fri Jul 22 19:02:40 EDT 1983

Comment by Weboide 380 weeks and 4 days ago

Note that my previous command is for 10^8 sec, instead of 10^9.

Comment by Weboide 380 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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