What Is Unix Timestamp


What is Unix timestamp?

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Unix timestamp, or Epoch timestamp, is defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of Thursday, January 1, 1970. It is used widely in Unix-like and many other operating systems and file formats. It is neither a linear representation of time nor a true representation of UTC (though it is frequently mistaken for both), as it cannot unambiguously represent UTC leap seconds (e.g. December 31, 1998 23:59:60), although otherwise the times it represents are UTC. Unix time may be checked on some Unix systems by typing date +%s on the command line.

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