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More recent versions of the date command finally have the ability to decode the unix epoch time into a human readable date. This function makes it simple to utilize this feature quickly.
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A shell function using perl to easily convert Unix-time to text.
Put in in your ~/.bashrc or equivalent.
Tested on Linux / Solaris Bourne, bash and zsh. using perl 5.6 and higher.
(Does not require GNU date like some other commands)
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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