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Thu, 7 Mar 2002 13:45:43 +0100 (CET)
is it possible with date to set the time it shall display with the number
of seconds, one gets from the output of:
' %s seconds since 00:00:00, Jan 1, 1970 (a GNU extension)'
If not I would suggest to implement this possibility, because it could be
quite practical for use in shell sctips.
The reason is as follows: In one of my scripts I use 'date +%s' as time
step as part of a identification number and I would later be able to
display the date of the identification again.
As far as I see, date does not accept the single number, so one could use
this free function like:
with best regards
Jens Röder, Braunschweig