Introduction to Programming using Python 1st Edition

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Chapter 2 - Elementary Programming - Section 2.12 - Case Study: Displaying the Current Time - Check Point - MyProgrammingLab - Page 48: 2.19


The epoch is the point when time starts

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The time() function in the time module returns the current time in seconds with millisecond precision elapsed since the time 00:00:00 on January 1, 1970 GMT. This time is known as the UNIX epoch. The epoch is the point when time starts. 1970 was the year when the UNIX operating system was formally introduced.
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