Today, I will you a useful tip to convert Unix timestamp to time in Go and vice versa.
Unix timestamp to time
To convert Unix timestamp to time.Time in Go, we will use
time.Unix(sec int64, nsec int64) function for the job.
var ts int64 = 1655246547 toTime := time.Unix(ts, 0) fmt.Printf("time.Time: %s\n", toTime)
Once compiling and run, it should output result like this:
time.Time: 2022-06-14 22:42:27 +0000 UTC
time to Unix timestamp
To get Unix timestamp from the time.Time object, we will use
time.Unix() function, it will return value as
fromTime := time.Now() ts := fromTime.Unix() fmt.Printf("Unix timestamp: %d\n", ts)
Your output should be something similar to this: (since
time.Now() is used to generate time object, the output will vary based on the time when you execute the program)
Unix timestamp: 1655269626
That’s how you convert Unix timestamp to time in Go and vice versa.