Unix time

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Current Unix time
1656961572 (update)
Unix time passed 1000000000 seconds in 9 September 2001 01:46:40 UTC.

Unix time is the number of seconds that have passed since the initial epoch defined as Thursday, January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC and ended on Tuesday, January 19, 2038 03:14:07 UTC.[1] It is used mostly in Unix-like and many other operating systems. People can check Unix time on most Unix systems by typing date +%s on the command line.

Related pageJulian day[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, section 4.16 Seconds Since the Epoch". The Open Group. Retrieved 22 January 2017.