convert epoch using date command

date -d ‘<Unix epoch> <epoch date> sec’

e.g. date -d ‘1970-01-01 988822888 sec’ would dated “Wed May 2 17:31:28 MYT 2001″

20080430 :

get a particular date in epoch, e.g. date -d ‘Apr 30 2008 00:00:00′ ‘+%s’