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I'm looking for a way to display my time in Debian Linux as a timestamp, e.g.

1279628325

I can't find any options to do that with the date command. Any ideas?

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You can do this with

date +%s

For more possibilities, see

man date
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You can use the following:

date +%s
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date --date='@2147483647'
date --date='@0'
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