Unix time converter
Unix timestamp to date
Unix time or epoch time is the most used representation that you will find on open-source operating systems. Even though this timestamp isn't understandable by humans, POSIX time(the same thing as Unix time) is very popular. The reason for the popularity of this time representation is because Unix is the best choice for servers.
Frequently asked questions
- What is Unix?
Unix is an operating system created by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. The most used Unix distribution is Linux.
- What does is the Unix timestamp?
This Unix timestamp or POSIX time shows how many seconds elapsed since the Unix Epoch.
- When does Unix time start?
Epoch time starts from 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC
- What is the maximum time?
It depends on how many bits are the Unix versions. For example, if the computer is on 32 bits, the maximum value 2147483647 will be reached on 19 January 2038.
- What does UTC stand for?
It stands for Coordinated Universal Time.