How can convert user expired days in human readable ?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Jun 20 05:35:36 PDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 03:36:06PM +0300, Murat USTUNTAS wrote:

> On my system, some users have expire day user settings. I write a 
> (python) script
> then parse the: selection in the master.passwd
> blabla:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:1064005200:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx
> How can I conver the number like 1064005200 to human readable date format ?
> Or, there is a way to collect the information from a command interactively ?

That date is given as the number of seconds since the epoch (1 Jan
1970, 00:00 UTC), which is the standard Unix time_t internal time/date
representation.  You can convert it into human readable format by:

    % date -r 1064005200
    Fri Sep 19 22:00:00 BST 2003 

Or from within Python, you should have access to strftime(3) or
equivalent which will convert a time_t into a human-readable



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