Constant gclient::ext::sp_runtime::scale_info::prelude::time::UNIX_EPOCH

1.8.0 · source ·
pub const UNIX_EPOCH: SystemTime;
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An anchor in time which can be used to create new SystemTime instances or learn about where in time a SystemTime lies.

This constant is defined to be “1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC” on all systems with respect to the system clock. Using duration_since on an existing SystemTime instance can tell how far away from this point in time a measurement lies, and using UNIX_EPOCH + duration can be used to create a SystemTime instance to represent another fixed point in time.

duration_since(UNIX_EPOCH).unwrap().as_secs() returns the number of non-leap seconds since the start of 1970 UTC. This is a POSIX time_t (as a u64), and is the same time representation as used in many Internet protocols.


use std::time::{SystemTime, UNIX_EPOCH};

match SystemTime::now().duration_since(UNIX_EPOCH) {
    Ok(n) => println!("1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC was {} seconds ago!", n.as_secs()),
    Err(_) => panic!("SystemTime before UNIX EPOCH!"),