Questions relating to time and timezones.

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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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/usr/share/zoneinfo when does the system time actually change?

Please correct me if I am wrong here.... When I change my system clock this changes the file /usr/share/zoneinfo immediately, HOWEVER, the actual system time doesn't change until the next reboot ...
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What files get edited when the system time changes?

If the system time is changed on Linux, what files get edited? I know the timezone is kept in etc/timezone but is there anything if the timezone is not changed, but the time is?
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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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Changing the time, what files get edited?

What Unix files are associated with the system time/date? If I (or an installation process) changed the system time, what files would actually get accessed and modified? I think the only thing I ...
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Timezone appears to be set correctly, but time is 7 hours off

I'm installing ubuntu 12.04. On the time/date settings, I tried to click on Seattle (where I am), but it only registered Vancouver. I modified the ntp config files to use the north american pool, if ...
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How do I change my timezone to UTC/GMT?

Currently when I execute the date command from bash I get the following displayed Thu May 17 12:21:00 IST 2012 Below is my timezone config based on executing dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Current ...
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Menu bar shows the word “Time” where current time should be

I just upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04. A picture says a thousand words in this case. Here's a G+ post with a screenshot of my menu bar: I've tried messing with the clock settings---specifying a ...
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How to reduce time in apt-get update?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. It seems that it take lot of time for apt-get update. I can see that it spend lot of time for checking language translations file. How to disable translations checking while ...
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How can I kill an application after a specific amount of time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically close application after custom time? I want to stop/kill my totem player after a specific amount of time. Can it be done?
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How do you get permission to save rcS after setting UTC=no?

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows. Ubuntu is screwing up the Windows clock. I looked this up and found the following lines to use: gedit ...
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Where is /usr/share/zoneinfo specified?

We are adding timezone support to our Ubuntu application. The time zone info on my machine is in /usr/share/zoneinfo. Is it always in that directory? If so, where is that specified? If ...
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How do I change the timezone to UTC?

I just installed a Ubuntu 11.10 box and I'm trying to figure out how to set the timezone to UTC. I have it set to London at the moment, but UTC doesn't appear to be an option. Help?
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How do I migrate to UTC hardware clock?

I have been using local time hardware clock because of sharing the machine with a Windows system. Now I don't use Windows any actively and would like to set the hardware clock to UTC. How to ...
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Program for register work time / task

I'm looking for a program in which I and my small team can register the number of hours it takes to do a certain task. This would be registered daily and if possible would also be free or close to it. ...
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How do I use strftime to customize the default date-time format?

The date on my computer currently displays as "Fri Feb 24" and the System Settings give no options for changing the date format. I need the date to display as "Fri 24 Feb" followed by 24-hour-time. ...
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Ubuntu System time is slow/behind

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro laptop. The system clock keeps on falling behind. I set it to the correct time, but it slows down and speeds up sporadically. Can I fix ...
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How to add current time to the unlock screen?

I frequently have to unlock my computer just to see what time is it right now. Since time isn't security-sensitive, how can I add it to be displayed on the unlock screen? This is using Unity, ...
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Time problem causes IMAP server to fail

I've had a problem with my system time, when I execute the following: date && touch test && stat test I get this result: Sun Jan 22 17:52:07 MSK 2012 File: test Size: 0 ...
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TimeTracker app that logs programs

Does anyone know of a time tracker app that logs which program you are using. So, if I'm using LibreOffice it'll log me as working, but then when the focus switches back to chrome, it'll log me as ...
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Local time with dual-boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does time change in Ubuntu after installing Windows I have a dual-boot pc (ubuntu/Windows 7). When I boot with Ubuntu my local time (Rome fuse) is correct. But when ...
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How can I speed up boot time?

Here is my bootchart (WARNING! Huge image!) Here is my kernel log Here is my syslog Here is my dmesg
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Why does time change in Ubuntu after installing Windows

Today I was installing Windows 7 on the same computer I have Ubuntu. For some reason, after installing Windows 7 and going back to Ubuntu the time went from the correct hour at that moment, 12:30PM to ...
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Command not found when trying to set a format for the time command

I am trying to get the time it takes to run a command, with the output in a specific format: time -f "%E" ls -l This is similar to the example in the man page (and on the online man page). However ...
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How do I show date next to time in the panel with gnome-shell?

I would like to show the date in the bar up the top there (next to the time). I can not see any obvious way to enable this.
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How to show the time and the date on the locked screen of GDM? [closed]

How do I get a clock on the locked screen of GDM? Using 11.10 (I have a bug in LightDM). When the screen is locked, it shows my wallpaper and the dialogue for the password. I would like to see the ...
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Ubuntu One not syncing / wrong time after updates

After latest update of 11.10, Ubuntu One is not syncing anymore, even after resetting the password. The error message is: An exception representing an authentication failure. Also after this ...
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How to change “inode change time” of a file?

I tried to use touch -d "2011-09-15 16:50" test.txt but it just modifies the last access time and the last modified time. Access: 2011-09-15 16:50:00.000000000 +0700 Modify: 2011-09-15 ...
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How to start using KtimeTracker?

I installed ktimetracker from Sofware Center. When I run it trough launcher o writing "ktimetracker" in console. It ask me for a iCalendar file (I think so), I've never heard of that type of file, so, ...
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System time is 12 hours ahead [closed]

I use ntpd to set the time on my server to GMT and it works however it always sets the time 12 hours ahead. It says it is GMT and it doesn't give any errors when I run ntpd. Any ideas to fix this? ...
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Very Slow Boot Up time and low battery life [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I have a i3 laptop with Ubuntu 11.10(64bit) and the boot last 30-40 seconds.... how can I make it faster? Also my laptop is ...
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Why does logging in to Unity session take so long?

When I'm logging in to Unity in 11.10 it takes about 15-20 seconds for the Desktop to be ready. When I compare that to the loading times of 10.04 where it's almost instant there is a huge discrapancy ...
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How can i add a second time zone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get a world clock indicator? In 11.04 i had a second time zone in the Clock/Date Dropdown. In 11.10 there seems to be no obvious way to do this, is there one?
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Wubi taking long time to install

decided to try the new Ubuntu with wubi. However I've been installing for 2 hours now and the progress is always around 3hrs 30min... Sometimes it goes to 3hrs 28min, then bounces back to 3hrs 40min. ...
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Clock displays incorrect time

I've just installed 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 and after I updated it, the clock stopped displaying the right time. It's now 8 hours behind my normal time. I've checked the Time and Date settings and the ...
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Will my Ubuntu One account expire if I don't use it regularly?

As happens with webmail emails after a certain time without access to the account, these are removed, is this the same with Ubuntu One, and what length of time would an account have to be inactive for ...
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How do you set the timezone for crontab?

I have set up ACPI wakeup so my laptop wakes up at a certain time each morning. The timezone for this is UTC. I want to set up my crontabs also using UTC so they fit with the wakeup alarm. How do ...
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Packages installed within a certain time frame

Could someone please help me with how I can list the packages that were manually installed within a certain time frame. For instance, If I want to see a list of packages that were manually installed ...
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Any way to change wallpaper according to specific clock time?

Finding it quite hard to Google this. Between say 9 am and 6pm I want a certain wallpaper to be displayed, and between 6 pm to 12 am I want a different one. So I want it time-specific. Any way to do ...
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How to permanently change the time in Ubuntu Server

I have changed the time in Ubuntu Server 11.04 but when i reboot it resets to the default it has. How to change the time that when I boot it stays like i changed it. already tried date but I think ...
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How do I add a specific time-server?

At work I can only connect to a specific ntp time-server. Under Ubuntu 10.10 I was able to add that server somewhere under time/date settings. Now under Ubuntu 11.04 I cannot find that option anymore. ...
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What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available?

What shutdown timers with/without GUI are there available? any type of action possible? shutdown hibernate etc but also custom command? how to set time? time to go or at specific timestamp? ...
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How to show seconds on the clock in GNOME 3?

Is it possible to show the seconds on the clock in GNOME 3?
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How to display world daylight map?

I really liked the world map with daylight time displayed on it, when you click on date/time tray icon. It appeared right bellow the calendar. How do I get it back in unity?
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How do I set time for use on a server where microseconds are important?

Lets say you have a server that stores records, and the time stamp that goes into the mysql/postgres/text-file/whatever is vital to be accurate (lets pretend it's a physics experiment, or bank ...
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Kubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot, clock time changes automatically [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, and I set my PC clock to a specific time. It worked fine but then i also installed Kubuntu (now its a dual boot). Whenever I run Kubuntu my clock changes time by -4 hours ...
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How do I manually set the system time in VirtualBox?

I am trying to manually set the computer's time in VirtualBox but it always resets itself to what it was before I changed it. How can I disable ntp and tell the system what time I want it to be?
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organization of zoneinfo folder

My questions are related to /usr/share/zoneinfo folder. Why is there a posix folder, which has the same content and files like zoneinfo? I only checked few files and they had same checksum. Why is ...
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Show Time drift relative to a time Server

I want to monitor the time drift on my workstation. How can I compare my local time to a timeserver like pool.ntp.org and show the difference?
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How can I force Ubuntu to use the BIOS internal clock instead of NTP or whatever its being used?

My clock starts running out of sync in Ubuntu which doesn't happen in Windows. The problem is that it just starts losing time after a moment of syncing it with an NTP server, that means the clock is ...