Questions regarding NTP(network time protocol), cron(task scheduler) and the display of date and time in the panels and elsewhere in Ubuntu. This is an overly general tag, avoid using it if possible.

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Xubuntu 16.04 always boot with date of Feb 11 2016

I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) on an HP Microserver for two years and decide to add the 64-bit version of Xubuntu 16.04. It seemed to install successfully and indeed runs without any issue ...
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How to give a user privileges to change system date and time?

I have a program which will run on Ubuntu 14.04 on an ARM device. Everything about the program can run under standard user privileges, except they should be able to change the system date and time. ...
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From where `date` retrieve date?

In a new notebook, I configured Ubuntu to automatically sync time. Timezone is set to UTC +8. There is no problem with date when the notebook is connected to Internet. But when I started the ...
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Cannot set date

Update: Please find a little how to solve it at the end of the question! ========================================================= I cannot set date to the correct time: root# date Mi 16. Sep 19:24:...
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issue : USB-LIVE Lubuntu ntpdate time is not getting sync

I am trying to boot from USB and sync time using "ntpdate" command from a windows PC as ntp server. OS : Lubuntu live usb when i run the ntpdate command it is getting executed and the date is set ...
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How to run bash script only if passed a day? [duplicate]

I'd like to run my script often (not by cron but manually) but some slow parts like apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade should be run max once per day. I think to save last execution time in ...
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How to save the file name with current date and time?

I want to save filename with current date and time by using the keyboard shortcut. is it possible? example: update array_12:35:16 28-05-16.php somename_currentdatetime.php
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How to rename photo filename to include the date?

I have a group of photo files that are named with only a sequence number like: Imagexxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) what I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to add the date of the ...
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How to change the date/time format to English from the command line?

Following the steps in the thread How to change Date/Time format to English? I got my Language Support app crashed, so I wonder if it is possible to change the language of the calendar from the ...
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Prevent updating “modified time” when copying files to a mounted Samba folder

I don’t want the “last modified” attribute to be updated with the current date when I am copying files to a mounted Samba folder. How can I avoid this behaviour ? This behaviour occurs with (K)...
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Gnu date input formats

I am trying to get my head around the date input formats used in date -d "something" Specifically I am trying to understand the use of the "Day of week items". The manual page for date refers you ...
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When is the 16.04 LTS .iso file available? [duplicate]

When is the 16.04 .iso file available? I mean the official .iso. I prefer torrent. Cant see any information on the page? Only 14.04 LTS :(
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What's the difference between the keyboard shortcut commands and bash ones?

When I type in a terminal : gnome-screenshot -a -f /home/manuel/Desktop/"`date`".png I have the intended result, a file named "dimanche 10 avril 2016, 23:36:50 (UTC+0200).png" is created. However, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Date problem, the system time is 4 months ahead

I'm having a Date problem. My server is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and I have disable/uninstalled most of the timeservices. But my server is four months ahead of current date date Wed Aug 31 09:07:...
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How can I change the date to english? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and I have English as language, but since I live in Finland I have regional settings for Finland. As a result the date is displayed in Finnish. How can I get it changed into ...
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Difficulties setting time and date

I have an ubuntu 14.04.4 server installation, where I cannot set the time. user@machine:~$ sudo date -s "2016-04-04 08:53:00" [sudo] password for user: Mo 4 Apr 08:53:00 CET 2016 user@machine:~$ ...
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Fuzzy-Clock for Ubuntu

A long while ago, I had a clock set to say things like morning, day, evening, night, for time in a panel app. Broad stroke, not very specific, It might have been a KDE desktop. I am in Ubuntu Mate now,...
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Show Date Before Month in Top Bar Applet

I'm running 14.04 and would like to have the Time & Date applet near the far right of the upper panel show the date as dd mmm rather than mmm dd, i.e. Fri 18 Mar 01:10 instead of the current: I'...
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How to get date, time using Curl command?

In my PC RTC not working, So i want time, Date from server using Curl Command. Required format for date,time is DDMMYYYYHHMMSS. suggest me the command.. Otherwise is their any possibilities to get ...
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Different UI language for week/month from default in KDE

I would like to have UI in English but week/month names in another language (lets say French, Spanish, Italian ,etc.) Seems like when I set UI to English, there is no control on week/month names. I ...
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How can I set system time as regular user via cmd line?

I need to be able to set the system time using 'date' as a regular user. I have a non-networked pc connected to a GPS receiver and would like to sync the time to GPS time. Needs to be done from a ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the time when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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date command appears to ignore locale settings

What I want to do is set a locale environment variable (LC_TIME, I think) to something which makes date output in a nice ISO format. From looking at some other Stack Exchange questions and answers ...
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System time is incorrect until i use internet… but hwclock is correct

REAL TIME : 4:06 PM router@router:~$ sudo hwclock *Sat 09 Jan 2016 04:06:55* [ 4pm is the actual time] router@router:~$ date *Sat Jan 9 1:06:44 NPT 2016* [but ubuntu shows time as 1pm] but ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Where does it save program install information?

So I've been trying figure out where Ubuntu saves all the program information for installed programs. Is there a config file or a log that an app like Crossover would write when it was installed? I'm ...
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mkdir with date name? [duplicate]

In Linux shell, am I able to create a directory but the name would be a string returned from another program? And if I am able, how to? In particular I am asked to create a new directory in my Home, ...
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How to add year and change date format in top GNOME panel? [duplicate]

Currently the top panel has the time like this in this format: But is there any way I can add the current year to that? And also a way of rearranging/changing the date format (though this is just ...
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Time/date display on menu bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The system was previously properly configured to display the time/date on the menu bar through System Settings - Date/Time, and the information was displayed properly. ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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date and time not being updated Thu Jan 1 00:00:31 UTC 1970

The time is not showing up right on the OS. it always shows up as Thu Jan 1 00:00:31 UTC 1970. How can we correct this ? Also, I found this, *drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (...
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how to fix odd date (commandline command) format

On one server, when i write date (or LC_TIME=sv_SE.utf8 date) I get: ons 18 nov+ 2015 07.45.+53 CET when I try it on my desktop i get; ons 18 nov 2015 07.45.53 CET Where do the extra "+" ...
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Time zone for Kiev on server incorrect

I have server and set time via commandline using tzselect Europe/Kiev. It sets time say 18:00, while in Kiev 17:00 How can I fix this?
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Date set from terminal immidiately reverts

I'm trying to set new date and time via terminal command: date --set "17 Oct 2015 20:30:00". However, it has no effect or reverts back to real time immediately. How do I force date and time to ...
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How to stop automatic time update via terminal?

This question shows how to stop automatic time update (and switch to manual): How to stop automatic time update? I want to do this exact thing but I can only ssh onto my machine so I need to make ...
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How to change ubuntu's server date and time via command line?

The Ubuntu server's current date and time is different from the time zone date and time. I have tried using: sudo date "30 Sep 2015 4:43:42" to change it but it did not change the date and time, ...
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UTC gives wrong time?

When I do this: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata And I chose "none of the above" then "UTC", the time changes from Eastern to . . . GMT/London? UTC should be 4 hours ahead of me, not five. I had this ...
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Is the difference between the system time of the Rumtime normal?

I have to questions regarding the System Clock. (# date) It is it normal hours during the Runtime System is getting faster or slower? I know it can be synchronized with the network time through the ...
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Configure date to UTC format

There are a few answers to this that help with the gnome taskbar date-time display, and one answer that gives me exactly what I want, namely, date +%Y-%m-%dT%T which I've incorporated into .bashrc ...
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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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Getting installation date and version of the OS

Is there a command to check when the Ubuntu OS on a computer was installed? I mean the time when a fresh version of the OS is installed (e.g. from a DVD) for the first time, I do not mean any system ...
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How to change Date & Time format with Lubuntu

I'm working with Lubuntu. The system information says: Release: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) GNOME: 3.14.1 Kernel: 3.19.0-23-generic My problem is about I've been reading all the questions about this issue ...
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how can I take total minutes from time?

My system displayed the time like this 10:42 when i input the command date +%R. I need to take in total minutes of the time. That means like this 642 minutes. Is there any command or shell script for ...
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How can I change the date format in the Lubuntu login screen?

I'd like to set a different format for the long date string I get at the top of the login screen in Lubuntu (15.04). How do I do that?
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Lost the Shutdown/restart menu upper right 14.04

This is a recent Trusty load, not sure how lost it but it's consistently gone. Would very much like it back. tnx rich
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Change the time format for good on ubuntu server

I've noticed the date is misaligned, namely I got month day, hours and year, all mixed up - obviously I'm having the problem with the inverted date going as month-day-year. The ls command formats ...
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Wrong date is shown [duplicate]

On my ubuntu phone the date is not shown correct, it always shows the yesterday's date,I have to restart the device and then it works and my settings are on automatically, why this ?
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Panel clock applet does not show correct time and date

The Panel clock applet in Ubuntu 14.10 suddenly stopped showing the correct time and date! I tried restarting, but it does not work.
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English Language with Euro as Currency

I want to use English as my system language but don't want to use the US American date format because it sucks. So I use English UK which comes with pound sterling as currency and a slightly less ...
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Is it possible to put an automatic time stamp on new files created from templates?

I use Python a lot so I have created a template which has all my usual imports to save me typing them out. So far so good. I was wondering now if there is a way to put something in the template that ...
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No Date and Time on 14.10

When starting up my machine (Ubuntu 14.10) just now I have noticed that the bit in the top bar which tells me the date and time is gone, and I am unable for some strange reason to change the Date &...