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Epoch 1.0

A simple C program for displaying the time in seconds since the Epoch.


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  • Last Updated: Dec 3, 2008
  • License: Freeware Free
  • OS: Unix
  • Requirements: No special requirements

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Epoch is a System Utilities software developed by Laffey Computer Imaging. After our trial and test, the software is proved to be official, secure and free. Here is the official description for Epoch:

Brothersoft Editor: Epoch is a laughably simple program for displaying the time in seconds since the Epoch (Midnight, Jan. 1, 1970). This can be useful for storing an easily and quickly comparable time value in a file with shell scripts, etc. It avoids the overhead of using PERL, etc. (which can be slow to start on old hardware).


What Is Epoch?

Epoch is a SUPER-SIMPLE program for printing the current time in seconds since the Epoch (Midnight Jan 1, 1970, UTC).

Do I Need Epoch?

Maybe not... If your date(1) command supports the "%s" options (many linux versions do) then you might as well use it, unless you are a hard-core efficiency nut and want the super-streamlined version provided by Epoch. (Really you probably don't need it in this case ;-), and if you do you should write your own version in machine code...)

How Do I Use Epoch?

First you compile it by changing to the Epoch directory and typing ./Build This will invoke cc to build a binary called "epoch". Then you might, optionally, Copy epoch to a system-wide directory like /usr/local/bin, and CHMOD it with 0511 permissions so everyone can use it. (Do this as root.)

Next (perhaps after a "rehash" in the shell), type "epoch" and be Amazed at seeing the time displayed in seconds. By Default epoch will display the time followed by a new line. If you do not want the new line then simply pass ANY argument to epoch (e.g. "epoch -n"). It really does not matter what you type, it could be anything, as long as there is a space after the command name.

Why the Heck Did You Write This Stupid Thing?

At the time of this writing I could not find a similar function under NetBSD 1.5.2. It took less than five minutes to write. So I felt this was easy.

If you like it, then use it for free (GPL). If you don't like it then delete it!
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