Convert seconds to human-readable format

date -d@1234567890
This example, for example, produces the output, "Fri Feb 13 15:26:30 EST 2009"

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By: kFiddle
2009-04-11 22:26:41

What Others Think

Cool! Except it returns Fri Feb 13 18:31:30 EST 2009. I wonder where the 3hrs 5min different came from?
birnam · 492 weeks and 3 days ago
On OS X and BSD variants the equivalent seems to be date -r 1234567890
qubyte · 492 weeks and 2 days ago
[[ `grep -i ego jnash | wc | awk '{print $1}'` -gte 1 ]] && echo "Yep! ;-)" || echo "My bad"
mark_stafford · 492 weeks ago
Nice trick. I usually use 'perl -e "print localtime 1234..."' but this is clearly better.
amosshapira · 491 weeks and 5 days ago
Not solaris compatible...
MoHaG · 462 weeks and 5 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.
VxJasonxV · 419 weeks and 3 days ago

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