Questions relating to time and timezones.

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Time in Ubuntu machine off by 1 minute!

It's driving me crazy as my scripts rely on UTC time, and all of them are failing miserably because ubuntu 14.04 has the wrong time. It's 1 minute ahead of the game. How can I fix it (command line ...
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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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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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How to know the utilization of intel CPU and GPU in Linux? [closed]

In ubuntu, to know the time taken by CPU to run a program we would use 'time' in terminal. Whereas in case of intel GPU, we would use 'intel_gpu_time'. But in case of CentOS 'time' command works. But '...
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My localtime is wrong after ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on March. After login in first it was 4 h wrong, second installition 8 wrong, now I installed Ubuntu 16 thrid time and system time is 12 h wrong. I'm located in Finland and I ...
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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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Time is not correct in ubuntu [duplicate]

My system has both ubuntu 16.04 and windows 10 installed in it.Only one operating system displays correct time.If time is corrected in windows,it messes up the time in ubuntu and vice versa.Is there ...
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How to force an immediate clock/time synchronization/ntp update in 16.04?

It seems like the documentation at the LTS server guide and and community wiki may not have been updated for 16.04 yet. A figure in in the community wiki page shows a 'synchronize now' button but I ...
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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 include millisecond in syslogs?

I have configured rsyslog.conf file in /etc to include my own logs as syslogs in a file at /var/logs. But after opening the file I got this: Jun 5 10:09:09 lab-Altos-G330-Mk2 slog[19689]: Hello1 Jun ...
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Is there software which time- tracks window & application usage?

Is there a software which keeps time of my activities and gives a report? Based on focused window and window title. Report would just show time spent for specific window and its title like: ...
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Deja Dup backup at specific time of the day?

Is there a way to backup my Ubuntu machine (14.04) at a specific time of the day using Deja Dup? I'd like to backup my computer at night when I am asleep. But it doesn't seem to give a choice for the ...
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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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BIOS clock getting changed by Ubuntu - cant sync time with BIOS [duplicate]

I recently installed version Windows7 alongside my Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed that despite the time zone being in the correct setting (Pacific Standard time), that the Clock Was off by several hours in ...
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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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Xubuntu - wrong time displayed

I'm at my wits' end. Using Xubuntu 16.04 and all I want is getting the correct time displayed in my top right corner. But no matter what I do, I keep getting it wrong. Tried both 'Datetime' and '...
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How to save the file name with current date and time?

I want to save filename with current date and time by using the keyboard shortcut. is it possible? example: update array_12:35:16 28-05-16.php somename_currentdatetime.php
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 not writing system clock to hardware clock on shutdown or reboot

I have an app that I run and part of this app allows a user to reset the time/date via a date command. The app is writing the new time and date to the system clock but the OS does not appear to write ...
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Time wrong ubuntu studio 16.04

It is a fresh full clean install of Ubuntu Studio 16.04 on a Toshiba Satellite 855C - no dual boot or virtual machine. I cannot change the time in the settings, it magically switches back! I do ...
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Add seconds to a given date in bash

I have a complete date plus hours and minutes. I would like to add a number of seconds and display the result as a date "day.month.year hour:minute". "date" doesn't seem to be able to add seconds to ...
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Wrong Universal time on my Ubuntu server

On Ubuntu server the time is wrong: Time from Google: UTC: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:31 AM (UTC) Asia\Riyadh: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:31 AM (GMT+3) Time on my server timedatectl: Local ...
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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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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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Change Time & Calender to English

I have installed "Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"in My Lenovo-E40-70 laptop And Location I choose Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I'm getting Calender and time in Arabic not English. How do I change to English?
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What is the command to update time and date from internet

What is the command to update time and date from Internet. Is there any application that allows me to do so graphically?
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wrong clock time ubuntu 14.04

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G50-70 yesterday, removing windows 10. When I booted up the machine, the clock was showing the wrong time, even though the timezone was correct. ...
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Time is ticking slower in Virtual Ubuntu Server

i do not exactly know what happend but for any reason after restarting Ubuntu the Time in the Virtual Server is ticking slower. I'm using the latest LTS Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. The Host is a ...
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Looking on a command, script line or script to know what did I downloaded on a specific time

I have received an email from the French government agency HADOPI telling me that one or several works from my IP address blablabla where downloaded or shared on April, 17th 2016 at 01h11 with the ...
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Problem with timedatectl and network time synchronisation in 16.04

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Xubuntu 16.04. Because of Windows, the hardware clock is set to local time, so I had to use timedatectl to make Xubuntu aware of that after the upgrade to ...
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UTC timezone when installing Ubuntu 16.04

I prefer to have all my boxes set to UTC. When installing Ubuntu 16.04 using netboot, I don't get offered the UTC timezone anymore. Under "Choose Language" there's no "etc", just the usual continents ...
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ntpdate: no server suitable for synchronization found

My clock is off, so I would like to synchronize it using ntpdate. I tried several different NTP servers, but for some reason I always get the following error message: $ sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com 4 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 assumes BIOS clock is set to UTC time regardless of UTC=no in /etc/default/rcS

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10, so I tried to fix the time inconsistency between Ubuntu and Windows by applying the above mentioned widely known fix, but even after reboot ...
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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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Digital Clock Issue in Kubuntu 15.10

I am new to Kubuntu and I have an issue with the Digital Clock Widget. First things first: I did install NTP datetimectl does say NTP Sync Yes and the Local Time is correct as well $ ...
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Ubuntu phone - clock on welcome screen showing wrong time

I have Ubuntu phone Aquaris BQ 4.5 UE (with latest available updates) and I think the phone uses two dfferent times - different times for different applications. 1) UTC (which is not my local time) ...
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shell script storing run time with python

I am trying to store the run time of a python program using this { time python experiments.py --model iwae --k $k ; } 2> time$k.txt when I do this in a shell script, I get 40.35user 3.12system ...
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How can I make Ubuntu automatically detect the correct timezone based on my internet connection?

My default location is GMT+1. I would like Ubuntu to automatically change my default timezone based on the timezone of my connected internet connection. Example: When I am in Portugal, and ...
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Orage does not change time after setting different timezone

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with Xfce and I'd like to change the time in Orage, but even after setting a different timezone the time remains the same; shouldn't it change do reflect the selected ...
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How configure Ubuntu to suspend after inactivity based on time of day?

I know we can configure Ubuntu to go to sleep after being inactive for "x" amount of time. But I want that to be based on time of day. Say, suspend computer if it has been inactive for 1 hour and it ...
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Difficulties setting time and date

I have an ubuntu 14.04.4 server installation, where I cannot set the time. user@machine:~$ sudo date -s "2016-04-04 08:53:00" [sudo] password for user: Mo 4 Apr 08:53:00 CET 2016 user@machine:~$ ...
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Local First Day of the Week

How can I change the First Day of the Weeks into Ubuntu Studio 15.10? I'm not talking about if the first day of the week is Sunday, or Monday, or another. I know how to fix this (first day of the ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the time when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Show Date Before Month in Top Bar Applet

I'm running 14.04 and would like to have the Time & Date applet near the far right of the upper panel show the date as dd mmm rather than mmm dd, i.e. Fri 18 Mar 01:10 instead of the current: I'...
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Implications of manual server time change

I am running a web server on ubuntu 14.04 (nginx as a proxy for a node application, as well as a go application daemonized using supervisor). I would like to know the implications of manually changing ...
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Running timedatectl but it's not updating the system time

I'm trying to set the system time to UTC such that when I log in and run date, or run programs that ask for the current time (say, python -c 'import datetime; print datetime.datetime.now()'), they ...
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Did I install a virus on my Ubuntu?

I downloaded the Popcorn-Time-linux64.tar.gz from http://popcorn-time.to/ I extracted it and installed it by running sudo ./Popcorn-Time When I ran it, the window that opened was not popcorn time ...
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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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Language support

I recently installed latest version of Ubuntu 64bit. Work perfectly During installation I specified English as my default language. My time zone location is Qatar (Middle East). In some instances I ...
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Date and time for log files different to `date`, `timezone` etc

On a Ubuntu 14.04 vps, my timezone is set to UTC/GMT. root@Ubuntu:/# date Fri Mar 11 13:36:56 GMT 2016 root@Ubuntu:/# cat /etc/timezone Europe/London root@Ubuntu:/# ls -l /etc/localtime ...