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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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Hardware clock is using UTC time

Since yesterday my clock is showing a wrong time. It is two hours behind on the local time. (This wrong time is UTC, don't know if this is coincidence). I do have a dual boot with windows, but I don'...
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How does Ubuntu synchronize time without ntp?

By clicking "System settings -> Time & Date -> Automatically from the Internet" I can synchronize time from the Internet. However, I find that I don't have a ntpd daemon (It's not even installed)...
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How to edit my Lubuntu 14.10 digital clock settings?

I right clicked on the below situated task bar to find out digital clock settings. I got digital clock settings from there. But, it looks unfamiliar than that of Ubuntu 14.04. And I don't know how to ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Time at other locations?

Ubuntu time in other locations is not working. It used to work in Ubuntu 14.10 but am unable to add time for other locations in 15.04. Please help.
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Lost autocompletion in Time&Date location dialog

Seems like I've accidentally uninstalled some package in 15.04 but I lost autocomletion in Time&Date location dialog. It still works on "Time&Date" tab, but doesn't work on Clocks tab/Choose ...
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How to excecute a .sh program with old date

How can i make a .sh file that will run another .sh file on a old date like... Set date to 2014/06/03 run .sh file set date back to real time
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Why ntpd needs an open port?

On my Ubuntu system I have activated the 'Time Synchronization via Internet'. Because of that the ntp daemon gets started. What I don't understand: Why needs ntpd an open UDP port 123? Actually, I ...
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How to know the time of execution of previous commands [duplicate]

I know that using the history command I can view my past commands, but: Is there a way to view the date and time of the execution of those commands? Or is that kind of information not saved? And ...
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CPU Scheduling incredibly slow with large difference between total execution time and actual CPU time - Ubuntu Full-Disk Encryption enabled

Admittedly, I am running on a build that is no younger than five years old at this point and the system is not going to be incredibly fast. However, at the same time, the run-times I am observing are ...
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Set system clock to local sidereal time (the time needed for astronomy)

Basically if you don't already know, the world is round, so we have timezones as an agreement. I want my system time to be set to LST. I want to know what the local (determined from gps coords) time ...
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System time drifts terribly on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Dual boot

I have a problem of system time drift on my newly-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual boot with Windows 8.1. By the word terribly, the drift is clearly noticeable by your eyes when looking at the seconds of ...
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configure TimeZone

I have two computers with Ubuntu 12.04, both configured with location Santiago. However the time zones are different (blue bar under map) This generate problems when program in c++ and ask for the ...
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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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All day upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04?

It seems really strange. I have started my upgrade process in the morning, after more than 12 hours it is still installing the upgrades? Is it normal or something went wrong?
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Cannot add anymore “Time in othe location” since 15.04 update

Since the update (ubuntu 14.10 → ubuntu 15.04), I cannot add anymore Time in other locations. Once I click on "Choose Locations...", the menu appear. I click on "+" but when I write the name of the ...
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How to fix time error after dual booted Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8.1?

I recently dual booted my laptop in ubuntu 15.04 with Win 8.1. But every time when I open windows it shows a different time!!! windows time zone windows time is set to UTC, and Ubuntu time is also ...
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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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Workspace Stopwatch?

Is there a program that can serve as a workspace-depended stopwatch? I'd like to know how much time I've spent in each workspace every day. Edit: I'm using Unity.
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Date sets itself ahead 3 days

For some reason the system date on my system changes itself to the wrong date. For example, while writing this the Ubuntu clock showed the date as 15/03/2015 and the time as 4:58 AM, but the actual ...
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Update time for daylight savings time, set system clock to UTC time, and stay in sync with online server

My two Ubuntu desktops updated their time for daylight savings time but my laptop did not. I am not sure the difference. They are all set to get their time "Automatically from the Internet" and are ...
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Time rest issue after machine reboot

I set a particular time in my VM machine which is containing Ubuntu 12.04 using some command. Time got changed soon after the command got executed, but if I reboot machine time is resetting back(which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not taking the BIOS time

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and my time zone set is IST, GMT + 5:30. My BIOS have the correct time but when my machine boots into Ubuntu it shows not the BIOS time. I tried to manually set the ...
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Why is Ubuntu booting very slowly?

I haven't used Ubuntu in some time, but as I booted it up again several minutes ago it took nearly 2 minutes to reach the login screen. I installed bootchart after that and did another reboot, and ...
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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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Why hwclock is neither UTC nor local?

$ timedatectl Local time: Fri 2015-01-30 11:04:51 CET correct UTC+1 Universal time: Fri 2015-01-30 10:04:51 UTC correct UTC Timezone: Europe/Budapest (CET, +0100) ...
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Current time in an Ubuntu under vmware is usually incorrect

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside Vmware Player. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to check for the current time. The time is usually off when I restart the virtual machine. How can I fix this so it will ...
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Guest Ubuntu VM speed up clock

I have an Ubuntu host machine with virtual box installed. For software testing purposes I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu Server 14.04 and official Virtual Box guest additions installed. And I need ...
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Display 2 clocks in the top panel [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Flashback (Compiz) I'm currently working abroad - it would be useful to see my employers time in the top panel in addition to my local time. I've already added the ...
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System time is drifting behind, how to keep it updated [duplicate]

I've inherited a machine running ubuntu 12.04. The system clock has drifted and is now behind actual time by 6 minutes. In the "Date and Time" panel, I see that "Network Time" is on. Timezone is ...
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Ubuntu clock is slow, no Internet. How do I prohibit writing to CMOS clock?

Almost each time after I close the laptop lid, the system clock gets slow: I am not the first one facing this problem, and there are a lot of recipes like "make your clock synchronized", but: ...
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How to change global location settings

I'm an American currently living in Israel. The system recognizes that I am in Israel (either automatically via the internet or that's what I told it when I installed Ubuntu) which is fine, because I ...
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ls to show dates and times in UTC

How do I get the ls command to show its dates and times in UTC, instead of localtime? I don't want to permanently change the local time for my system to do this.
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How to make ts include year in prepended date?

ts can be used to prepend time to a line of text: $ echo "foo bar test" | ts Dec 06 12:42:16 foo bar test I want to obtain this exact time format, but including the year, 2014 Dec 06 12:42:16 foo ...
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boot with e4rat suddenly takes 20sec longer

A couple of days ago I set-up e4rat for my Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Lenovo Ideapad U330. The first couple of days it really did wonders, basically cutting the boot-time from 50sec to 25sec. Then ...
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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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How to put running time constraints on rsync processes?

I want to set a time limit on my rsync backup processes. How do I best go about? According to this post, there is an option to do exactly that: --time-limit When this option is used rsync will stop ...
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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 reset system time to network time from the command line?

How can I reset system time to network time from the command line in 12.04 LTS? It's a headless machine, so I don't have access to gui options.
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Ubuntu and Windows Dual Boot Clock Problem

I have gone through the various threads regarding this, but surprisingly /etc/default/rcS contains UTC=no by default for me. Now I've no idea what should I do next? I'm using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ...
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Clock does not appear in the Panel

I can't make the clock show in the Panel. I also can't change my clock settings in All Settings -> Time & Date -> Clock tab. They are all blocked. How can I do this?
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First time with apport

Today, when I turned on the laptop to update Ubuntu, I got an error "System program problem detected" after logging in. I thought it was an bug, so I updated the computer and restarted it, but the the ...
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Clock showing wrong time

This is not a duplicate of Clock time is off on dual boot. This is a TimeZone Bug! My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to ...
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How to manually update time in time zone?

There was a time change in Europe (-1h) but my system didn't change it :( What can I do? My time zone is correct (checked with sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata).
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How do I sync my system clock via the internet?

My system says it's 15:00 even though it's 21:00, and this means HTTPs stops working on sites such as google! I've gone onto System Preferences, selected my location, and clicked 'automatically from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - How to connect to Apple's Time Capsule?

I have this http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z287/dguyse/IMG_0108.jpg in my living room. It's connected to my router and I connect to it (because it has greater WiFi range than my internet provider'...
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Multiple clocks on desktop

I need to constantly check time for multiples timezones, I run kubuntu and I need to change the timezone every time to do that (or check on the web). I couldn't find any app that could show multiples ...