This article shows how to obtain the current timestamp, Unix timestamp, or epoch timestamp in the Ruby programming language. We’ll make use of Time class.
The epoch timestamp, often known as the Unix timestamp, is a long integer in milliseconds that represents the time of day. It’s the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since 1970-01-01 PST.
How to get Current Epoch Timestamp in Ruby
Ruby provides the
Time class to provide Date and Time-related functions.
There are multiple ways we can get current timestamp in Ruby
now method returns the Time object that holds current date and time.
Second way using create a
Time object and calls
Third way using
time object, calls
Here is an example to get Current timestamp in Ruby
require 'time' # Get Current timestamp with now puts Time.now.to_i # Get Current timestamp with new, to_i method puts Time.new(2022, 1, 1).to_i # Get Current timestamp with new method and strftime method puts Time.new(2022, 1, 1).strftime("%s")
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