Unix time

system for identifying instants in time; the number of seconds that have elapsed since the UTC midnight before 1 January 1970, ignoring leap seconds
Current Unix time
1684624270 (update)

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.

Unix time passed 1000000000 seconds in 9 September 2001 01:46:40 UTC.[1]

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  1. Manjdo, Farhad. "Unix Tick Tocks to a Billion | WIRED". Wired. Retrieved 25 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, section 4.16 Seconds Since the Epoch". The Open Group. Retrieved 22 January 2017.