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Old 10-23-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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bash equivalent of <perl -e 'print time'>

Hi, I am trying to find the bash equivalent of <perl -e 'print time'> which prints the number of seconds since the epoch (January 1st 1970).

I have tried google, and also man time, man clock and man times. If I have missed something obvious please let me know.

This is for a personal project, not homework, and there is no real rush.

Old 10-23-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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date --date='2007-10-23 20:41:00 GMT' +%s

%s is number of seconds since the epoch

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for that.

I had missed something obvious!

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