function::usecs_to_string - Linux


The function::usecs_to_string command converts a timestamp in microseconds to a human-readable string. This is useful for displaying timestamps in a user-friendly format, such as in log files or error messages.


function::usecs_to_string <microseconds> [<format>]


The following options are available:

  • -f, --format: Specify the format string to use. The default format is %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%f. See the strftime man page for more information on format strings.


# Convert a timestamp in microseconds to a string
function::usecs_to_string 1658038400000000

# Convert a timestamp in microseconds to a string with a custom format
function::usecs_to_string 1658038400000000 -f "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M"

Common Issues

One common issue when using this command is that the timestamp may be too large for the default format string. To fix this, specify a format string that can handle the size of the timestamp, such as %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%f.


This command can be integrated with other Linux commands or tools to create more complex tasks. For example, it can be used to display timestamps in log files or to create a custom time-based script.

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