I know that
uptime prints the time a machine has been up and running, but is there an easier (reliable) way to get the date of the start up than counting down from this output?
I tried looking around
/proc, but didn't find anything of relevance. There's also a line like this on my
[ 0.673492] rtc_cmos rtc_cmos: setting system clock to 2011-03-14 14:26:52 UTC (1300112812), but I'm wondering if this method is distribution and kernel version agnostic.