Unix time

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Current Unix time
1716158377 (update)
Unix time passed 1000000000 seconds in 9 September 2001 01:46:40 UTC.[1]

Unix time is the number of seconds that have passed since the initial date and time known by UNIX as Tuesday 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC.[2] It is mostly used in Unix-like and many other operating systems. People can check Unix time on most Unix computers by typing date +%s on the Unix command line.

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  1. Manjdo, Farhad. "Unix Tick Tocks to a Billion | WIRED". Wired. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  2. "The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, section 4.16 Seconds Since the Epoch". The Open Group. Retrieved 22 January 2017.