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 Date/Time format to English?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and set my local time/date and its working, the only thing thats bugging me is that I cannot change it to English. I would like to do this because its hard to read and ...
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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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how can I change the date and time on Ubuntu

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 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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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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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 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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Get todays date and use it in filename

Using the command-line, I want to create a log file with today's date in the name (for example, today is 05/17/2011, so the filename would have to be log051711). I know how to create the file (touch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thunderbird date format?

I have ubuntu 10.04 running Thunderbird 14.0 How do I change the date format to international standard? (eg; 2012-07-26) My system date already shows this format.
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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 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?