Time.local, local

Retrieve the current time in the configured timezone as seconds since January 1, 1970 (commonly known as "Unix time" or "epoch time"). This time is affected by the timezone setting.

Note that the functions in the Time class expect times in UTC time, so the result from this should be used carefully. You should not pass Time.local() to Time.format(), for example.

Since 0.6.0

Local time is also affected by the Daylight Saving Time (DST) settings.