Questions relating to time and timezones.

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Will the Linux clock fail at January 19, 2038 3:14:08?

I am a bit concerned about this. It's called the "year 2038 problem". Is the Linux kernel or Ubuntu ready to handle dates after this yet, as of 12.04?
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faketime Not Being Used On New Files & Folders

I need some help with faketime. I installed it along with libfaketime in terminal. I then enter... faketime '2014-09-30 13:00:00' /bin/date and the message saying that is the date and time is ...
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How much time have I spent for a specific KDE activity?

I have created some KDE activities. Now I need to know how much time I spent for each of them. Someone said that this information is already tracked somewhere: What is a activity in KDE and what can I ...
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Ubuntu Mint and Bios time [closed]

I have been working with Freegeek here in Portland with three systems I have recently purchased - one laptop (this very DELL 1400 Vostro) and two desktop towers (one of which is also a Dell Vostro 200 ...
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How do I add missing cities for the other locations on the time & date clock?

I want to add 'Amsterdam' and 'San Francisco' to my "Time in other locations" setting on the clock, but those cities seem to be missing. What is wrong? How do I add them? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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Time is not displaying in the Top Bar

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with dual boot along side Windows 8. The top panel or bar doesn't display the time. When I open the Clock menu, all the settings over there are grayed out (Settings -> Time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS refuses to believe that my hardware clock isn't UTC

I am running a dual-boot with Windows 7 and my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS thinks that my BIOS clock is UTC, regardless of having changed my /etc/default/rcS line to not assume that my bios clock is UTC (I am ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Incorrect GMT time

My clock shows wrong time for GMT! My local time is correct (Tehran, IRAN = GMT +3:30), but as it's clear from the above screenshot, GMT (Greenwich) is 1 hour behind according to Google! The UTC ...
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Time keeps changing between BIOS/WIndows 7/Ubuntu 14.04

When I boot into Windows 7, the time maybe for example set to 3:04 pm. The real time being 11:04 am. Then I reboot and go into Ubuntu and the time is set to 7:04 am. With the same date in both. I ...
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How often is the time/date updated automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in a VMWare VM. I suspended the VM for a weak and then resumed it. I noticed that the time/date was incorrect, likely due to the fact that it was still set to the time ...
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Timetracks that does stats automatically by app titles

Hamster is great but is manual which kinda kills the idea for me. Isn't there one for linux that logs time automatically bassed on the window in focus? And draws stats based on that. If it counts ...
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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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In Xubuntu 14.04.1, Customizing Date & Time Display

In Xubuntu 14.04.1, how do you enlarge the font size of the date and time in the top right panel area?
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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/time format to English, while preserving my own country's regional settings

I've been using English as my system language, but Greek for regional formats. The thing is I want the date and time to appear in English too, while PRESERVING the rest of my settings in the regional ...
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24H time format not applied on other locations

Though my time is set to 24H, the toolbar widget shows time in other locations on 12h not 24h. The discrepancy with the location configuration is pretty clear in the screenshot below: How do I fix ...
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which time server is used by Ubuntu

What is the URL of the timer server used by Ubuntu? The settings page just shows the radio option "Automatically from Internet", but it does not show the actual server URL, like in WIndows.
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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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Determine time and length of last suspend

I would like to know time and length of last system suspend. Is it possible? EDIT dmesg | grep -A10 suspend [27075.428135] PM: suspend of devices complete after 998.769 msecs [27075.432139] PM: late ...
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Adjust Time & Date settings via teminal [duplicate]

How do I adjust the Time & Date manually via terminal (CLI) on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Can't set correct time

I'm not able to set the correct time on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. It is always nine minutes behind the correct time and makes me being chronically late. Approaches that failed: ntpdate sudo service ...
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How accurate is epoch time in nanoseconds?

I wish to learn how accurate is the time that is been shown when typing date +%s%N in the terminal. I know this gives us the epoch time in nanoseconds but are the numbers real?. Does it represent ...
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Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?

My title pretty much says it all: Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?
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Is there any command to show how much time your ubuntu is on?

is there any command which tells you, how much times you turn on your Ubuntu? For example in 8 AM you turn on ubuntu and at 10 AM you write that command and the result is two hours?
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write a bash which open firefox on every ten minute

Is it possible to write an script which do a specific command every ten minute? I do not know if this is a loop? For example Every ten minute delete a file name foo on the home directory? or every ...
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Boot extremely slow in Ubuntu 14.04

My boot to Ubuntu in my Ideapad Z470 is incredible slow, it takes about one minute to get to the OS itself. Does anyone know what I can do to make it faster? If I recall, booting time wasn't that ...
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Daylight savings time glitch since 2007?

I've taken it upon myself since the dates we apply and remove daylight savings time has been changed thanks to good old A'merica, and noticed today what I notice every year: The time changes twice. ...
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Windows 8.1 clock time always wrong

I am using dual boot operating systems on my Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. The time in Windows remains correct while I keep using it. But when I log into Ubuntu and ...
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Synchronize time in Ubuntu desktop

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Each time when I log into Windows I find that time is invalid. When set it Ubuntu time crashed. What do to fix it?
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System time changes in ubuntu 14.04 at every reboot. [duplicate]

I want to know why does the system time change after every reboot in ubuntu 14.04?? I have a dual os machine (other one being win7). If I boot in windows 7 first and then reboot the machine in ubuntu ...
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Cannot Unlock System Settings 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Chromebook 14 using Crouton. I've gotten things setup and installed the programs I need. The time & date settings are using the wrong timezone though and when ...
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How to set time to “keep synchronized with internet servers” in Lubuntu

I'm having hard time making my Lubuntu realise daylight savings has started. I was told to go to "Menu->System Tools->Time and Date" so that I can adjust my time zone and enable "keep synchronized ...
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Skype 4.2 shows incorrect time of contacts at Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Skype 4.2 in my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I am facing a problem at the Skype. When I see other contacts time in the chat window or at their profile, it shows wrong time. It calculates the time ...
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Adjust daylight savings in LXDE

Is there a way to make LXDE adjust the clock for daylight savings? It doesn't have to be done automatically, I can "click the button myself" but just not tamper with the value of the clock itself. ...
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Why is that my ubuntu clock is not working during the time I put in sleep mode

When I set time in ubuntu it's working fine, but soon after putting in sleep mode, it's not working. Let's say the time is 3:00PM and I suspended the laptop for 2 hours. It's now 5:00PM but when the ...
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How to use time command in bash, to sum sys + user time, and output it as milliseconds?

The time command returns a table like this? real 0m1.607s user 0m0.154s sys 0m0.032s I am running this inside a shell script. What's the simplest way to process time output so ...
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Time format of Kubuntu 14.04 is in Khmer

I've just install Kubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook pro mid 2010. But the problem is even though i set the language in Local (system settings), the time format is still wrong. It also effects Skype ...
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What does Ubuntu use for getting/setting the time?

There is a way to change Ubuntu's system time in the GUI Date & Time Settings, however, as with most tools, I'm assuming that is just a front-end for one of Ubuntu's command-line tools. What ...
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Time setting conflict in a dual boot system [duplicate]

My dual boot computer has Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Suggestions on this website recommend setting the time parameter for Ubuntu to manual. I did that. In fact, I changed both the ...
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UTC=no in /etc/default/rcS on a Fresh Install 14.04. Why?

I recently installed 14.04, and decided to do so as a fresh install. I wiped the only Ubuntu installation on the system, left a Windows 7 installation on, and installed over mdadm (once with /boot on ...
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Time keeps shifting back at startup

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, dual booting with Windows, I have UTC set to no. I tried using sync time, but it's 3 hours back. When I set it manually its ok until I restart, and then it shifts 3 ...
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Time keeps changing

I use Lubuntu 14.04 LTS and time keeps changing on me. At first it was set to internet sync, I chose my country, but apperantly the time there is wrong because it was 3 hours back. I also tried to ...
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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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Standard user can change the Date and Time

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition. And now I want that I give full right to my Standard user to change the Time and Date accordingly. In my system After shutting down the system for a 4-5 hrs reset ...
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Is there an alarm-clock / timer for Ubuntu 13.10?

I'd like to use a timer / alarm-lock for Ubuntu 13.10, that appears next to or within the dropdom-menu of the clock in the top-Panel. I tried e.g. "gnome-shell-timer", "alarm-clock", but both seem ...
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Incorrect duration time in Audacious or any musical player when convert with ffmpeg or avconv

I have one strange problem which I can't figure out and it really drives me crazy. I was searching from a long time for this, but didn't find any adequate answers. It is about the time duration of ...