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convert unixtime to human-readable

Terminal - convert unixtime to human-readable
date -d @1234567890
2009-08-25 11:18:04
User: elzapp
Functions: date
25
convert unixtime to human-readable

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Terminal - Alternatives
echo 1234567890 | awk '{ print strftime("%c", $0); }'
2009-08-25 09:37:54
User: alvinx
Functions: awk echo
7

- convert unixtime to human-readable with awk

- useful to read logfiles with unix-timestamps, f.e. squid-log:

sudo tail -f /var/log/squid3/access.log | awk '{ print strftime("%c ", $1) $0; }

perl -e 'print scalar(gmtime(1234567890)), "\n"'
echo "0t${currentEpoch}=Y" | /usr/bin/adb
2009-08-25 12:17:01
User: verboEse
Functions: echo
0

this works on Solaris, so not better than the "only-GNU"-tool :-(

I think, there is no one-liner for this, that will work on all *nix-es

perl -le 'print scalar gmtime shift' 1234567890
2011-11-16 18:37:11
User: kimmel
Functions: perl
0

convert a unix timestamp to a human readable format.

cat log | perl -ne 'use POSIX; s/([\d.]+)/strftime "%y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S", localtime $1/e,print if /./'
2012-09-19 06:38:31
User: bs
Functions: cat perl
0

works where perl works, because the awk version is gnu awk only.

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What others think

you need GNU tools for both variants - so none works in clean Unix environment :-(

Comment by verboEse 261 weeks and 2 days ago

Not solaris compatible...

Comment by MoHaG 250 weeks and 6 days ago

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