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Constant std::time::UNIX_EPOCH

pub const UNIX_EPOCH: SystemTime

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.

Examples

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!"),
}

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