RubyGems Navigation menu

timestamp 1.0.2


Defines Time::timestamp and Time::unix_timestamp.

See the original discussion at Ruby-Lang


Time::timestamp  -> Integer

Returns a nanosecond-precision timestamp from the system’s monotonic clock. Note that the resolution of the measured time is system- dependent (i.e. while the value displayed is always an integer number of nanoseconds, the values may not necessarily change in increments of exactly one).

This time value does not correlate to any absolute, real-world time system; it is only useful for measuring relative (or elapsed) times at a high granularity. For example, benchmark measurements.


Time::unix_timestamp  -> Integer
Time::unix_time       -> Integer

Returns the current real-world time as a whole number of seconds since the Epoch (1-Jan-1970).


Time::unix_microtime  -> Float

Returns the current real-world time as a floating-point number of seconds since the Epoch (1-Jan-1970).


  1. 1.0.2 - July 19, 2013 (7 KB)
  2. 1.0.1 - April 13, 2013 (5.5 KB)
  3. 1.0.0 - March 25, 2013 (5.5 KB)
  4. 0.3.0 - March 17, 2013 (4.5 KB)
  5. 0.2.0 - March 15, 2013 (4 KB)
Show all versions (6 total)

Development Dependencies (3):



  • Matthew Kerwin

SHA 256 checksum:


Total downloads 20,516

For this version 9,886

= Copy to clipboard Copied!



ISC License

Required Ruby Version: None