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Current time in vmware

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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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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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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Ubuntu server timezone showing incorrect time for my timezone

Working on finally fixing some issues with one of my servers, noticed the time was off by a bit. Ran 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' and selected my timezone. The problem is that it does not match ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clock showing wrong time

My clock on top panel shows time different from time i set or synched through internet. It began after changing to winter time. Here's the screenshot so you can understand what I mean: ...
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auditctl configuration to audit all attempts to alter system time through adjtimex

I use to Redhat Hardening instruction to harden my Ubuntu Server 13.04. In it, I saw the following instruction: Rule Title: The audit system must be configured to audit all attempts to alter system ...
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How can one remove all packages installed after a certain date/time?

On the ninth of November I tried installing the last stable release of BasKet Note Pads which apparently is not supported off the bat because it needs to be ported to QT4 and KDE 4, whatever that ...
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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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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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Issue: Time is not in sync between Ubunut and Win8 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting with Win8.1. Recently I am noticing that whenever I boot alternative OS the time is not the same i.e When I switch from Ubuntu to Windows,system time in Windows ...
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Is the a Bug in Ubuntu 14.10 Regarding Date Formatting?

Yesterday I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.10. I noticed the date in the menu bar is in US format not my local format, ie Sun Nov 2 2014 13:56, not Sun 2 Nov 2014 13:56 When I go into Settings / Time & ...
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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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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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System time keeps changing to some random wrong time

Iam running Ubuntu 14.04. Off lately the system time keeps changing on its own to either a couples of days ahead or behind. I tried checking and most of the people having this issue seems to be ...
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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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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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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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“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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Time shown in lock screen not correct [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the time shown in the lock screen page of my ubuntu-gnome 14.04.1 is not aligned with the current time. The gnome version I have is: gnome-session 3.9.90 The strange thing is that ...
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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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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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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? [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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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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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 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 ...