I often have to generate random UNIX timestamps so I created this simple online utility that does it for me. It lets you generate however many random POSIX times you need from a 64-bit time range. It works in the browser and is powered by alien technology from the future.
Random Unix Time Generator Options
Random Unix Time Generator Examples (click to try!)
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-3969078365758 (-123806-11-29 23:44:02) -1952374339938 (-59899-09-20 18:27:42) 193814575328 (8111-09-28 06:02:08) -7859570563688 (-247090-02-15 02:31:52) -656285484026 (-18827-02-21 04:39:34) -640121063841 (-18315-05-15 09:22:39) -4045418147344 (-126225-10-20 16:50:56) 2162812993179 (70506-10-25 18:59:39) -4045973595913 (-126242-03-14 21:34:47) -4018739172180 (-125379-03-24 03:17:00)
How Does This Random Unix Time Generator Work?
end variables. To convert the range dates to Unix time, the program calls the
Date.UTC(…) function with years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds arguments that are extracted from these dates. To generate a random
timestamp between the two Unix times
end, it generates a random integer via the formula
Math.floor(Math.random()*(end-start+1))+start. In total, it generates
count timestamps. The generation is done via a simple
for loop that runs from
count (specified in options). If the repetition option is enabled, it checks if the current
timestamp was already added to the
times array. If it was, then it repeats the loop. Otherwise, it
pushes the new
timestamp to the array. If the "Show Human Time" option is enabled, it converts the
timestamp to a date string through a
new Date(timestamp) object and extracts years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds from the date object via the
getUTCSeconds() methods and appends the human readable time in "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS" format to the
timestamp. Sometimes, the Epoch time needs to be converted to another base, such as binary or hexadecimal. When such conversion is needed, the
bigNum from a
bigNum = new BigNumber(timestamp), it can be easily converted to a number in the specified base via
bigNum.toString(base). When the array
times is filled with the necessary number of elements, the program turns it into a string by executing the
times.join(separator) method and prints it to the screen.
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