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Coverting TO UNIX timestamp

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Hi! I found several resources describing how to convert the UNIX timestamp to
a readable date, however I need to convert a date into a UNIX timestamp.
For instance, I'm writing a program that will be querying an Oracle
database, and I need to select data that falls between a certain date. All
the dates are stored as UNIX timestamps. So, I need a way to convert a date -
like April 1st, 2005 - to the unix timestamp... I thought to use the date()
function to break it down, but I'm not quite sure how to do the conversion....

Anyone else know?

Thanks!
Jul 22 '05 #1
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