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

Convert UNIX time to human readable date

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By: bytor4232
2009-03-30 05:03:31

What Others Think

Or: date -d @1238387636
atoponce · 498 weeks and 2 days ago
I really don't get all the fuss with the date program. I find ddate much more interesting. Especially if you pass it the right parameters watch ddate +%. ;-)
clockworkavian · 498 weeks and 2 days 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!
bytor4232 · 498 weeks and 2 days ago
You're doing it wrong. You put the "command" in the "description" field, and the description in the "command" field. Please fix.
isaacs · 498 weeks and 2 days ago

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