[rrd-users] Re: --start, format help!

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Wed Jun 12 03:49:43 MEST 2002

Warnes, Jason  SDH wrote:

> This is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC is actually the French acromyn for
> this).  It is the number of time in seconds that has expired since the
> epoch, which was defined as January 1st, 1970 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).  If
> you're a Windows user you've probably nevery been exposed to the epoch
> thing.  But if you're a UNIX user this is probably pretty familiar stuff.

And for completeness:

The `formula' isn't simple but perl knows about it:

   perl -e 'print time'

(or:  perl -e 'print time."\n"'  for pretty formatting)

and for gnu users:

   date +%s

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