Linux date manipulation

The date command in Linux is very powerful for converting dates and times. If you have a given time in another timezone, or even UTC, you can convert it to your local timezone with this command:

date -d '2008-05-13 14:00 UTC'

If you want to convert a given time into unixtime just use a date format:

date +%s -d '2008-05-13 14:00 UTC'

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