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Refresh Unity UI Time By Command Line

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop virtual machine ran by VMWare and having some issue with the GUI clock/time what ever it is called. The thing in the right corner showing the time. When I put the laptop ...
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Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration

Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration. I am trying to configure the webamil using roundcube. Below is the details. pop / smtp service is working ...
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kern.log reports times in UTC instead of local time zone

I attempted to set my local timezone to America/New_York by doing (as root): # cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime # echo "America/New_York" > /etc/timezone # dpkg-reconfigure ...
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BIOS time is incorrect

OK here's a weird question. I have like, 7 year old hardware. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I ever have a need to go into the BIOS, it's showing the time incorrect - I think it's showing it in ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: wrong time; change system language

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my rather old computer. Most of the things are fine but I have a couple of problems. During the installation I was asked to choose a language and I chose ...
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How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime?

I have a dual boot and a I configured windows to use UTC with a registry fix as explained in here: Ubuntu 12.04 clocktime is off by 4 hours Now, I need to come back to localtime again, and I have no ...
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Real time vs. process time

When using the time command to measure time of different executions of a process (under different hardware circumstances), I came across a phenomenon that I don't understand. The real time of the 1st ...
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For some reason I want to set the system date to earlier month but I am unable to set it

For some reason I want to set the system date to earlier month in my ubuntu 12.04 machine? But I am unable to set it. When I tried to change the system time to earlier month or year getting back to ...
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Date and time format

How to echo date and time like this [day-month-year/hour-minutes-seconds] including "[" and "/". I also need to redirect it in a file. Thanks
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How to change system time or force a sync with hardware clock

My laptop is probably running out of CMOS battery, I know I have to fix it soon, but until then, this very annoying issue keeps me from using it. Scenario: My system clock is reset to 15/12/08 11:00 ...
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Battery icon constantly empty when discharging Vaio VGN-FZ210CE

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-210CE laptop, and its battery does not report the drain rate properly. In 11.10 and earlier, the battery icon would update with the percentage, not the estimated time. In 12.04 ...
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Unable to add another time zone in clock

I am unable to add another time zone in the clock. Currently i am in India and also want to add Sydney in the clock but when i try to add locations from the Choose locations tab, it doesn't ...
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What is the package and background process for “network time”?

What is the background process of "network time" in gnome control center (gnome system settings)? Is there a package providing this feature? I've noticed that neither ntp nor openntpd are installed ...
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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 change Thunderbird's display time to 24h format?

Currently Thunderbird displays time in AM/PM mode. How can I change it to 24h mode? UPDATE 1: $ locale |grep LC_TIME LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
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How can I automatically time commands in bash?

In tcsh, there's the variable time: The time shell variable can be set to execute the time builtin command after the completion of any process that takes more than a given number of CPU ...
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How can I set the date format to my country setting?

I am German, but I use only English software. Hence, I am also using English Ubuntu. It's not because I don't know how to install German Ubuntu. It's because I prefer to work with English software ...
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Clock is one hour too fast, how do I fix it?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I am in Europe/Dublin timezone. My clock is one hour fast. I'm getting time off the Internet. Here is the output from dpkg-reconfigure tzdata at 15:41. Current default ...
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How to display correct time in persistent live USB

It seems that while booting in persistent live USB, the wrong time (GMT / UTC instead of local) is displayed (at least that's what happens in Lubuntu 12.10).
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Xen keeps making the time wrong on a Windows guest

Just upgraded our Ubuntu Server to 12.04.1 LTS. It runs a Xen VM, which is Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. We are using the xl toolchain for Xen. We are in the UK, which is currently GMT+1 (BST). The ...
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Why does running `time` and `/usr/bin/time` give different results?

Why does running time and /usr/bin/time give different results? /usr/bin/time thomas@tbdesktop:~$ /usr/bin/time -f "Elapsed time:%E" wc /etc/hosts 9 25 224 /etc/hosts Elapsed time:0:00.04 time ...
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How to stop automatic time update?

I want to know is there any way to stop automatic time update permanently in Ubuntu 12.04 . Thank you
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hwclock, not in sync with system clock

My hardware clock keeps going out of sync. I set it to system time a few times, but it keeps going back to the 5hrs ahead state. Is this normal? Could it make trouble? How come my system clock is ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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Stop Time Sync Between Host and Guest - VirtualBox

So I've been googling and I've tried the following commands. I want to stop the virtual machine from having the correct time and just to stick with what time it last recorded. The host operating ...
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Datetime indicator shows times for unrequested locations

I am from India , so I have added my time locations in time settings . I have added only one location, but the indicator is showing other locations which I have not added to list. (See the ...
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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? [duplicate]

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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...