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tai64nlocal(8) System Manager's Manual tai64nlocal(8)


tai64nlocal - converts precise TAI64N timestamps to a human-readable format.




tai64nlocal reads lines from stdin. If a line does not begin with @, tai64nlocal writes it to stdout without change. If a line begins with @, tai64nlocal looks for a timestamp after the @, in the format printed by tai64n(8), and writes the line to stdout with the timestamp converted to local time in ISO format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.SSSSSSSSS.

For example, in the US/Pacific time zone, the input line

@4000000037c219bf2ef02e94 mark

should be printed as

1999-08-23 21:03:43.787492500 mark

Beware, however, that the current implementation of tai64nlocal relies on the UNIX localtime library routine to find the local time. Some localtime implementations use a broken time scale that does not account for leap seconds. On systems that use the Olson tz library (with an up-to-date leap-second table), you can fix this problem by setting your time zone to, e.g, right/US/Pacific instead of US/Pacific.

Beware also that most localtime implementations are not Y2038-compliant.

tai64nlocal does not allocate any memory after it starts, except possibly inside localtime.


tai64nlocal exits 0 when it sees end of input. It exits 111 without an error message if it has trouble reading stdin or writing stdout.


supervise(8), svc(8), svok(8), svstat(8), svscanboot(8), svscan(8), readproctitle(8), fghack(8), pgrphack(8), multilog(8), tai64n(8), setuidgid(8), envuidgid(8), envdir(8), softlimit(8), setlock(8)