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
1675129828 (update)

Unix time is the number of seconds that have passed since the initial epoch defined as Tuesday 1 January 1970 00:00:00 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.