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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How to change the date format?

Presently the date is showing as mmm dd hh:mm:ss. Is there any way that I can change it to as per my liking. For example : dd mmm, hh:mm:ss.
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Date and time panel is greyed out, how do I restore it?

Date and time is showing in the login screen (unity-greeter) but not when I login to my session. When I go to date and time settings the panel is all grey : Any idea how to recover from this ?
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How to change the date format in Nautilus list columns?

The date format of the date columns is really long "Tue 12 June 2012 17:12:34 PHT". I would prefer a shorter version, e.g. 12/06/2012 or 12/06/2012 17:12. I tried to change it in Settings/Language ...
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Last access timestamp updated every 24 hours

The last access timestamp of my files is updated every 24 hours whenever I access an files. E.g. I type "ls" and if the last access timestamp of the file is older than 24 it is updated to the current ...
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How can I change the en_AU locale to 12 hour format?

I've noticed that the en_AU locale is defaulting to 24 hour time, it should be 12 hour as this is most commonly used in Australia. How can this be adjusted?
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how can I change the date and time on ubuntu 12.04

when I go to change the date and time it doesn't work, and I try to unlock but it just won't unlock, if there is any way to make it work please help. I know it isn't very descriptive but I really ...
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How to display current time & date setting?

How to display the current time configuration like time zone in Ubuntu?
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How to fix wrong system time and date?

I just ran a clean install of 12.10 on my sys76 laptop. Time and date reads: 19:36 31 december 1969, even though it is: 13:29 07 november 2012. I have it set for my location and it won't change ...
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Where does ntpdate get its settings from and what is the “no servers can be used” error about?

When I run ntpdate on its own, I get the following output: 8 Jun 15:47:46 ntpdate[31251]: no servers can be used, exiting If I run it with the -q ntp.ubuntu.com switch, it seems to query just ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting time to -3 hours

I have a dual boot system with Win 7 / Ubuntu 13.04. For some reason, Ubuntu resets the system time to -3 hours regardless of timezone settings. I thought that this was UTC problem, but the problem ...
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how to change calender to persian calender like in kde?

If we set the language support and location in KDE for a special country like my country Iran, it change the calender and date time format for that country usage. Now i need to do so in my Ubuntu ...
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A command for KDE short date format

By the command $date the time and date of the system (according to local place) is printed. Is there a command that outputs Kde's short date format in terminal? The date in KDE also depends on ...
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How do I change to ISO 8601 date format? [duplicate]

I want to use the ISO 8601 date format system wide with Ubuntu 12.04. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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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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clock dissapeared from menu

As you can see from the screenshot, I am missing date and time from top menu. Is it stupid april fools joke or...? I am clueless how to put it back. Any help would be appreciated. EDIT Tried the ...
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How to maintain a file's 'last modified' date ?

I'm copying files and folders over from one filesystem to another (both are ext3) via cp in the terminal. The 'date modified' on all of the files are being changed to the current time although I am ...
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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 ...