I recently got asked how to convert Unix timestamps to human readable date format in Bash.
Here is an example of how to generate a Unix timestamp using the
This will output a long string of numbers like this:
This number represents the seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970.
So here’s how to convert Unix timestamps to human readable date format in Bash!
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In order to convert a Unix timestamp to a human-readable date format, you can use the
datecommand with a
-dflag followed by the timestamp with a
So if we run the command from above to generate a new timestamp:
Then copy the output and run the
date -d @time_stampcommand to decode it:
You will get an output with the date in the following format:
Also, in order to get the exact Unix time starting point, you could run the above command with a
I hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby