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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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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Folder date modified in Files shows date of folder creation not content modification

So when sorting by date modified in Files, the date the folder picks up is the date that the folder was first created, but if a file is modified in the folder the date doesn't change. Anyway to ...
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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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Loop not getting exicuted for a particular date

I has a file with dates of the formats "2015-04-10" and "Apr 20". so i wrote this piece of shell script to extract the lines matching a date and store it in a separate file. the date is given in ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Dubai Date & Time Settings [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I reside in Dubai and thus I set up my date and time settings accordingly. However, I do not speak Arabic but Ubuntu insists on displaying the date in Arabic. Other ...
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Calender/Time not showing up in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently noticed that the date/time disappared from my desktop. Until now I could see them both in the top-right corner of my system and clicking on it would show up the calender, but now it ...
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How to add n hours to a specified time?

I'd like to have a time, say 6:45am, and add an amount of hours, say 1.45 hours, to result in another time. So I'd like to add 1.45 hours to 6:45am to get another time. Is there a command line utile ...
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Is there any way to be notified about system events in Ubuntu?

I want to write an application indicator for Unity to show a single number and a tooltip. I want to update this number when the date changes i.e. on 24:00 and I need to update it if computer wakes up ...
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setting date format in menubar on top of desktop

How do I change format? When I open "time & date settings" I find very limited possibilities. So is there any file which sets my date format in clock shown on top of screen? The only thing I need ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...
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Convert DATETIME in millisecond

I have the Date Time format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sTZD like 2014-11-03T18:54:40.533+05:33333 i have to convert it into milliseconds. i use date -d "$time" +%s0000 but getting error invalid date.
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Shell Script to check for subdirectory [closed]

A. I used the following code to get the modified date of a file. But this is also selecting the subdirectories and thus returning an error. How can I fix this? for file in $1/*; do echo `stat ...
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How can I change the date of 12h to 24h?

How can I change the date of 12h to 24h of my ubuntu server 14.04.1 LTS? My current locale: $ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="en_GB:en" Using $ sudo date nnddhhmmyyyy.ss?
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echo statements with commands

I want to create a echo statement in a Bash script that will say "Today is (current date and time)". so far I've tried: today=date echo Today is $today but no luck
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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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Change the language of date display

I recently installed 14.04, and my date/time display is unnecessarily localized. Upon installation, I chose Colombo as my location: Now the date/time is displayed in localized form (Sinhala ...
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How set the correct hour in Ubuntu Server?

I have an incorrect time in my Ubuntu server, I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 When I run date command this is the result: lun 8 set 2014, 08.28.03, CEST The correct hour is 10.40.
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How often is the time/date updated automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in a VMWare VM. I suspended the VM for a weak and then resumed it. I noticed that the time/date was incorrect, likely due to the fact that it was still set to the time ...
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Change time format in log file

I have squid log file in follow format: 31/Jul/2014:13:44:52 +0400.701 0 172.16.204.59 TCP_DENIED/407 5232 GET http://vec01.maps.yandex.net/tiles? - NONE/- text/html but log analyzer need time ...
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In Xubuntu 14.04.1, Customizing Date & Time Display

In Xubuntu 14.04.1, how do you enlarge the font size of the date and time in the top right panel area?
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How to change the date/time format to English, while preserving my own country's regional settings?

I've been using English as my system language, but Greek for regional formats. The thing is I want the date and time to appear in English too, while preserving the rest of my settings in the regional ...