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GNU Coreutils Epoch Date Support

GNU coreutils 5.3.0 added the very useful @ operator to the date command to enable users to easily convert seconds since the Unix Epoch into date strings.

$ date
Mon Mar 17 21:31:15 EDT 2014
$ date +%s
1395106277
$ date -d'@1395106277'
Mon Mar 17 21:31:17 EDT 2014
$ date --date='@1395106277'
Mon Mar 17 21:31:17 EDT 2014
$

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