# $EPIC: time_function.txt,v 1.4 2007/07/10 22:09:59 jnelson Exp $
You can convert the UTC value into human readable format using either the $stime() function or the $strftime() function. You can also use the UTC value for tracking the elapsed time between two events.
The number of seconds that have elapsed since the epoch.
$time() might return "850381369"
This function first appeared in ircII.