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Mar 23, 2009
Just found out this morning, that you can use the date command to convert from a timestamp back into any date formatting of your choosing. (Really, you can convert from any date format, but it was the timestamp that interested me at that time.)

Adding the @ symbol before the timestamp, makes date recognize it, where upon you can use any of the usual date variables to format you date. (man date for specifics on this)
{jean@lithium} date +"%s"
{jean@lithium} date -d \@1237817789 +"%Y%m%d"
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