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Set relative time using command line

Using something similar to the date command, is it possible to set the date and time relative to 'now'? So instead of something like date +%T -s "10:13:13" something like date -s +1h or something ...
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How to set-up date for cron weekly backup?

I'm writing a command for cron to do automatic backups for my flashdrive. I use tar ... -N <some date> to make the backup. The issue is how to write the command which gives me the right date. ...
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What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders? [closed]

My Personal Information Management problem I have gathered terabytes of data but it has became a habit to store files and folders to the same folder, that folder could be kind of seen as a Inbox ...
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How do I enter dates in ISO 8601 date format (YYYY-MM-DD) in Excel (and have Excel recognize that format as a date value)?

I tried to enter this date in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD) in Excel 2010: 2012-04-08, but Excel automatically converts the date format to 4/8/2012. I tried scrolling through the different types of ...
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UTF/unix time conversion in access

I am fairly good with access/excel/etc. However I am running into a brick wall with a database I query regularly for information. It has date/time fields that are tracked in unix time format (number ...
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How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?

I'm in the UK, I've got a problem where I've got a list of dates supplied in US format. Excel seems to treat the ones that are valid in both formats as UK dates, (e.g. 03/01/2012 becomes 3rd of ...
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Split time in arbitrary periods, EXCEL

I have a list with date and quantity of items used IE: 2009.03.18 -1 2009.06.05 -2 2009.06.22 -1 2009.06.29 -2 2009.07.14 -1 2009.07.14 -1 2009.07.14 -2 2009.07.20 -2 2009.07.30 -1 ...
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How to override date format in regional and language options?

In Windows-XP, It's not possible to display the date format in DD/MM/YYYY, because it wasn't available in the regional and language options.The following image'll illustrate my problem. So i'm ...
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Show the date on pictures

I have pictures, each with a date-taken tag. How do I "stamp" that date onto the picture? (For example editing the picture, putting the date onto the actual picture, not just an overlay...)
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How to tell when RedHat was last updated

I have a RHEL 5 server and I want to know the last date in which it was updated. Is this technically feasible? If yes, how?
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Creating a column of working days in LibreOffice Calc

In LibreOffice Calc, I would like to create a column of working days, for example: [...] 2012-01-30 [Monday] 2012-01-27 2012-01-26 2012-01-25 2012-01-24 2012-01-23 [Monday] 2012-01-20 2012-01-19 ...
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Is it possible to determine when a NTFS partition was created?

We have a client where it would be very useful to determine WHEN a drive was a initialized or an NTFS partition created. Is there a timestamp value somewhere? If anyone could shed any advice it ...
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How to get the dates of the current monday, wednesday and friday of the current week in excel?

I'd just like a simple formula to return the date for the current Monday, Wednesday and Friday based on the current date. So, I would like to see it like: Cell A1 I'd like (Today is Monday ...
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Excel conditional formatting to highlight entire row if one date is not equal to another date in that row

I'm trying to use conditional formatting to highlight an entire row if the date in column D is greater than the date in column B. I can't seem to make it work. Is it a problem because it's a date ...
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Windows 7: How to display both date and time in tray *without* using large icons or increasing the height of taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - display date using small icons As we approach the year 2012, there has to be a way to show the date and time in Windows 7 without doing any of the following: ...
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Linux date command is 4 minutes slow

I installed Centos onto my server and I noticed that when I compared the date command's output to time.gov (same timezones, of course), the output was 4 minutes behind. This also affects my ...
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What excel formula can I use to calculate the 2nd Monday of a given month?

What excel formula can I use to calculate the second Monday of a given month? You can assume I have a cell containing the first day of the month to work with. In the interests of other users, can ...
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How to convert decimal years into a date (format dd-mmm-yyyy or similar) in either Excel or SPSS?

I've found a fair number of formulas online which let me convert birthdate into decimal age in years but I can't find something that converts, for instance, 1.0 into 04-Nov-2011. Any help would be ...
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Why does exiftool make the current date and time shift?

When I try to shift the date and time using exiftool on both OS X and Windows I get the same outcome: the current date and time changed instead of adding 2m 18d 11hr 14m 0s. exe file and command run ...
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Word mixing up dates (1923 becomes 2023)

Using windows 7 I find that MS-Word is reffering to the system settings to interpret data. In one of the apps I use, a date is exported with a 2 digit year, even though the setting in that application ...
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How to change the date of Linux to UTC/GMT +1?

I need to change the date of my system. I'm running a Linux CentOS 5.6. # date +%Z UTC # date Thu Oct 6 11:42:45 UTC 2011 How do I change the hour to be UTC/GMT +1?
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Ubuntu clock is wrong and I can't change it (running as VirtualBox Guest under OSX)

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu Natty virtual machine running under VirtualBox on OSX. One day last week, my clock on the top bar in Gnome stopped displaying the correct time (I'm not running ...
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How do I parse a nonstandard date format in Excel?

I have a column of date-like string values in the format yyyy-mm-dd, such as 2011-Sep-13. I need to convert these to Excel date serial numbers so that I can use them in formulas. DATEVALUE isn't ...
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Excel macro date parser cannot handle single-digit days

From previous questions on this and other sites I was given a function that can parse for and find dates in text strings or cells. Here's the function: Function GetDate(strInput As String) As Date ...
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How to cd to a newly created dir?

cd "$(mkdir -v "$(date -R)"|sed s+.`(.*)'.*)" This is meant to create a dir named $(date -R). I could simply cd $(date -R), but the culprit is the date could change since the previous command was ...
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Convert “Mon Aug 01 09:08:25 CDT 2011” to a usable date/time using Excel

I have a giant spreadsheet with computer names and the date stamp that they last reported into our PGP server that I need to convert to a usable date/time, so I can sort the column by the time the ...
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How to get the Date in a batch file in a predictable format?

In a batch file I need to extract a month, day, year from the date command. So I used the following, which essentially parses the Date command to extract its sub strings into a variable: set ...
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How to search in windows according to access date

I have found only according to "date modified" and not "access date" I haven't found any ways of sorting this correctly. Maybe I should use third party software?
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How to set current time on Linux?

Why is the output of the following commands different? root@vmi2115:/var# hwclock Sun 26 Jun 2011 01:21:38 PM CEST -0.273230 seconds root@vmi2495:/var# date Sun Jun 26 15:21:39 CEST 2011 ...
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Getting the week number based on date with different first day of the week in gawk

How to get the week number in linux using gawk with different first day of the week? the date command can give me the week number with +%V but it is based on Monday (1-53) or +%U (based on Sunday, ...
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On the command line, 'find' reports back an illegal time value

I want to run the following command. find . -mtime -60s When I do, I get this output instead: CLIENT% echo `date +%s`-1308741881 | bc 5152 CLIENT% find . -mtime -`echo `date +%s`-1308741881 | bc`s ...
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Store the output of date and watch command to a file

I am a newbie to linux and I am trying to watch a command and try to log it into a file. I tried watch -t -n 10 "(date '+TIME:%H:%M:%S' ; ps aux | grep "pattern" | wc -l)" >> logfile and am ...
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How to make an application detect if system time has changed in Linux

I need to write a small application which needs to detect if the system time is changed by an another application/user and perform some action as soon as it is detected (maybe log the data that time ...
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Can I set a unique date/time for a single user in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to give different users unique system date/times in Ubuntu? For example, if I wanted the date to always be June 22nd for user Bob (because that's his birthday) but still have the ...
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Formatting Dates

I have the following formula: =D56&" "&"("&D57&" Days"&")" D56 has a date within the cell. I want to format the date like 5/5/2011 but I'm not sure how to do it.
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How to Change Server Date?

How do I change a Linux web server's date through SSH?
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Auto include save date in filename?

Can I set an option to automatically include the save date in an MSWord filename?
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Put date into backup .tar.gz filename

I'd like to run a simple tar command to backup my website directory. It will run through cron, but I want to be able to put the time at which the backup was made as the filename. I don't really mind ...
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How can I convert non-standard date data in Excel?

For some silly reason the data I've been provided has dates in the following format: mmddyyyy but if the date is something beginning with zero (e.g. 03132010) then it shows up without the leading ...
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Unix script: use of date and use of for

MinuteNow=date +%M; for ((i=2;i<=57;i+=5)) do if [ "$MinuteNow" == "$i" ]; then ************* fi done The problem is for 2 and 7, the date commande output is 02 ...
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why do some emails have impossible (past) dates?

I just got a spam email dated 1970/1/1. I laughed, but then thought about it a bit more. I get these from time to time - always spam - and assumed they did this to stand out in your inbox. But I'm ...
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Stop Microsoft Excel 2007 from formatting anything?

How can I stop Excel 2007 from modifying any character, I don't want to modify the date in any way, I don't want to modify misspells, nothing. I just want to see the exact text I'm writing.
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing daylight savings transition

I want to test an app's behaviour during transitions in and out of daylight savings time. I therefore want to be able to set the date and time of a VirtualBox VM, (preferably from the Control Panel ...
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How to convert from day of year and year to a date YYYYMMDD?

I'm looking to go from day of year (1-366) and year (e.g. 2011) to a date in the format YYYYMMDD?
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Converting date format in formulas in Excel

I have a column of dates in the following format ddd mmm dd hh m:s "EST" yyyy. In another cell in another sheet, I wish to have the dates in the format dd/m/y. How can I do this? I already tried the ...
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Difference in command line date format between XP & Windows 7

The DATE command in XP gives the date in the format ddd dd/mm/yyyy e.g. Sun 12/12/2010. In Windows 7, it only gives dd/mm/yy I.e. 12/12/2010. Both have the same regional settings. Can Windows 7 be ...
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How to get date value in commandline

I need to do a command that takes yesterday date and builds it into a file path like this: copy "Something 2010-12-06\*.zip" "d:\Copy\" where 2010-12-6 is yesterday's date in format yyyy-mm-dd. ...
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Adding Weeks to Current Date in Excel 2007

How can a given number of weeks be added to the current date in Excel 2007? For example, if I need to add 12 weeks to the current date, 12/6/2010, how can that be done?
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Inaccurate dates displayed in Excel (dates being calcuated from 1904 instead of 1900)

I have an excel spreadsheet containing a column of dates. When data is copied from other spreadsheets into this spreadsheet the dates change and become inaccurate. Changing the format of the ...
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Converting a five digit number to date format in excel?

In these spread sheets I have an entire column of values that are supposed to be dates, such as. 200701 = 1/1/2007 200702 = 2/1/2007 200905 = 5/1/2009 And so on and so forth. These will all be in ...