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
1655162450 (update)

Unix time is the number of seconds that have passed since the initial epoch defined as Thursday, January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC and ended on Tuesday, January 19, 2038 03:14:07 UTC.[1] It is used mostly in Unix-like and many other operating systems. People can check Unix time on most Unix systems by typing date +%s on the command line.

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

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  1. "The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, section 4.16 Seconds Since the Epoch". The Open Group. Retrieved 22 January 2017.