Time is an element of the overall measurement system of for space. Time can refer to the time it is now, according to timing devices, the interval between two events, the duration of an event, or the sequence of events.

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NTP - How are NTP servers so accurate

I've noticed that on my servers and other machines the clock always drifts so it has to sync up to remain accurate. How do the NTP server clocks not drift and always remain correct?
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Excel reformatted numbers to times

I have a spreadsheet stored on a company sharepoint site. Only one person in my team will use it at any time, when they're finished it saves and is available to another user. Periodically when someone ...
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System time messed up after booting from Linux flash-drive

I had recently installed Edubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a flash drive and have started booting from it. Since then, every time I reboot my system after using Edubuntu, my Windows time is four hours later ...
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How does Excel handle the h:mm:ss format?

I have the number 0.00082788917980126 which once converted to h:mm:ss format gives me 0:01:12, and I need to understand how as I need to perform similar formatting outside Excel, hence my question: ...
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Daylight savings issues in windows, possibly related to NTP sync

We have an app deployed to information kiosks across a number of sites, where employees of our client can log in and sign-on/off their shifts and view timesheets etc. Approaching every daylight ...
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ways to deal with timezones online in Chrome

The timezone i'm in is GMT+1, but most times are in other timezones. I'm not able to remember all those different timezone (there are around 30 different timezones in total), so I'm looking for ...
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Dual booting Debian / Windows XP: clock is off

I just installed Debian (Wheezy) on a Windows XP machine and am dual booting. But the clock is different! It's one hour late on XP versus Debian. I'm in Paris (GMT +1) and we're in winter (daylight ...
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Three different time values when using traceroute

I'm learning networking troubleshooting and noticed how there are three different time values outputted for every hop when using traceroute, what do they mean? (The left CLI in the image is a router ...
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How is CPU time measured on Windows?

I am currently creating a program which identifies processes which are hung/out-of-control, and using an entire CPU core. The program then terminates them, so the CPU usage can be kept under control. ...
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What is the rationale behind the default values for adjtimex --adjust?

The adjtimex utility has an --adjust mode that can be used to compare the system clock with the CMOS clock, calculate suggested values for the tick and frequency offset kernel time variables, and ...
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Excel convert [h]:mm:ss to a decimal format

I have this cell with an [h]:mm:ss format, and would like to have minutes only, with 2 decimals after the coma (and not seconds). For example: A1: 2551:26:38 becomes B1: 153086,63 How do I do ...
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Windows 7 time keeps changing by itself

As the title suggests windows time keeps changing in random times, with random amounts. It sometimes happens every minute, sometimes it is good for hours. If I go hit synchronize with Internet time, ...
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Timezone setting in linux

I'm setting timezone GMT+6 in my linux machine by copying zoneinfo file to /etc/localtime but date command showing time UTCtime-6, can any one explain me this behaviour? I'm assuming date command ...
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Excel function for calculating total spent time

I have an excel sheet, where in some columns I have cells of the type "integer,integerM" or "integer,integerH", for instance "1,30m" or "5,2H". For all the column I would like to get an expression ...
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Add custom time to video frames using ffmpeg

I am using ffmpeg to encode raw pixels data (bgr32) into a video file. Pixels data is being sent from java application to ffmpeg stdin pipe. I am looking for a way to add a timestamp overlay to each ...
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Why does my router send an NTP request to ntp.nasa.gov?

I have enabled logging on my router and restarted it. At the end of the log file it says: Sat, 2000-01-01 02:02:19 - Send out NTP request to ntp.nasa.gov Wed, 2014-01-15 18:01:39 - Receive NTP Reply ...
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How to get the time in Hawaii from the OS X command line?

As the title states, I would like to get the current time in Hawaii (UTC -10:00) from the OS X command line. Could anyone help?
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Excel multiply days and hours with a factor

I would like to calculate the time span betweeen two dates with excel and multiply the amount of days with a factor - like 2 d and 10 h * 5$ Its easy to get the days and hours by just substracting ...
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Significance behind January 6 1980 server time

Today my iPhone reset it's date to Jan. 6 1980... I googled it and apparently it's a very common problem (A ton of results for January 1980... Most if not all were in January 6th of 1980)... the ...
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How to have the time permanently visible in Win 8.1 Modern UI?

How can I keep the time always on top/always visible when I'm using different apps in the Modern UI mode? Thanks!
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Incorrect system time, Windows 8

My computer's time keeps getting set incorrectly. My time zone is set correctly, and if I "Update now" to synchronize with an internet time server (time-a.nist.gov), the time gets set correctly. It ...
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Sum the number of hours in Excel

I want to sum the total hours I was worked in a project. For each day, I have: Starting Time B1: 09:30:00 am Ending Time C1: 17:00:00 pm Total Hours D1: =C1-B1 (06:30) I want to sum the values ...
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How to run “time” on a function in zsh

This works: time ls -l This does not work f() { ls -l } time f No time output is printed in the second case. Why?
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How can I keep Red Hat Linux folders open?

I am using Red Hat Linux (2.6.18 from uname -r) on a 64-bit machine. I usually keep 2 particular folders open, so I can see and manipulate their files with GUI actions. If some period of time has ...
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How to setup robust Windows time synchronization?

I have an incorrect time on my Windows machine. I'm not sure how to specify the proper timezone and setup an NTP synchronization. When i'm using a dualboot configuration with Linux (Ubuntu) my time is ...
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Last time turned on and for how long

Is there a way to know when and for how long a computer has been turned on? And to show an history of the last sessions?
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Modified times of folders

How does the inheritance and propagation of modified times happen? In order to better put my question, I am going to list three examples: A folder has three files. One file gets modified (by any ...
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Clock running fast after OS X Mavericks install

I've noticed my OS X system time on my iMac is running faster after I updated to Mavericks, after about a week it is a good 4 or 5 minutes too fast. In my Date & Time preferences everything is ...
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What does that BIOS time on the right hand corner of my Task Manager mean? [duplicate]

I noticed that when I opened my Task Manager, it said BIOS time is 11.5 seconds. Can anyone tell me what that is, and if it is a good thing or bad thing?
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Print current time (with milliseconds)

I want this command in windows with cygwin installed, so any Linux command will work for me.
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Windows 7 Short Date vs Long Date in intl.cpl

2 part question here: Hi I am curious if someone knows 1) what the short vs long time/date are used for in the Region and Language > Formats > Additional Settings besides the clock that displays in ...
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NTP daemon or ntpdate doesn't synchronize

I'm having some problems with synchronization with an NTP server. 1) The NTP daemon doesn't sync the system clock at all, even though it's running (confirmed with /etc/init.d/ntp status). Forcing to ...
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Notepad++ close tabs after period of inactivity

I open a lot of files in Notepad++ and I really like the function of "Remember the current session for next launch", but I wonder if is it possible to make Notepad++ close open tabs based on how long ...
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Arch Linux - Get time offset for all timezones

I am using Arch Linux timedatectl list-timezones command to retrieve the list of time zones. I would like to get the time difference i.e. offset (from UTC/GMT) for each time zone. For example: ...
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List of media files with its duration

I wanted to get a list of mp4 files and its corresponding duration from all the folders matching the pattern below e.g: LO1/LO1.MP4,LO3/LO3.MP4 I tried following but I get multiple entries as well ...
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Per-user faketime in Linux

I already know about faketime and datefudge, but is there a way to set this up transparently for any process that's being run as a certain user (identified by a specific UID)?
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Avg times in mm:ss.0 format

I have a range of times formatted as mm:ss.0. The problem is trying to average these times. Time AVG 2:44.35 2:42.88 2:47.49 2:48.86 2:56.31 00:00.0
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Windows Time clock going twice the speed

The computer is custom build, no pre-installed windows. I had windows 7 about a year ago, and had this problem then I went to windows 8, everything was fine but I decided to come back to win7 and the ...
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Windows Event Log SystemTime format

The follwing timestamp was created during an Windows Security Log TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2013-10-07T07:31:09.122037600Z In this timestamp I can't understand what 122037600Z part means? Do ...
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Can't Parsing Log Linux File Today

I'd like to monitor my linux logs and pull information from the logs to process the files that activities of the workers I do, in my company. #!/bin/bash #if [[ -z "$1" ]]; then # echo ...
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How to get video duration in seconds?

How can I get video duration in seconds? What I've tried: ffmpeg -i file.flv 2>&1 | grep "Duration" Duration: 00:39:43.08, start: 0.040000, bitrate: 386 kb/s mediainfo file.flv | grep ...
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How can I have a script set the time during boot on Intel Mac OSX

My computer's battery is bad, but I don't really want to spend the money to replace it because it still lasts several hours. But when it gets down to about 10%, it sometimes just completely powers ...
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A Windows clock to show both UTC and local time?

I'm working on windows 7 x64 and searching for a way for a setting, or replacement app of, the tray clock (on the taskbar corner) to display both UTC (or GMT) and my local time. Cause: I read log ...
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Updating Time : ntpdate[3108]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting

The time on my system is incorrect for some reason. i need to run an update but i can't seem to be able to this is the errror. ntpdate pool.ntp.org 31 Aug 12:31:59 ntpdate[3108]: the NTP socket is in ...
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Os X - Why do I need to turn on WiFi to determine closest location

Why do I need to turn on WiFi to determine my closest location? For some reason, my mac won't get the latest time from the NTP server if I am plugged into Ethernet. What could possibly be different ...
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Measure a process' run time in Windows and Linux

I'm writing a program that performs certain optimizations on an executable file and am looking for a way to measure the time the executable took to run. I've been using a script that measures the ...
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XFCE Menu Doesn't Update time with dpkg-reconfigure

Based on this question: How do I permanently reset the time zone in Debian? I've reset my time using dpkg-reconfigure, but the time in the bottom right has stayed the same, a two hour difference from ...
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how does RAM affect on user+sys time of time command linux

I'm testing two machines with time command. Technically machines are identical, CPUs are the same, memories -too, conditions - too, no current processes except for the benchmarking program are ...
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How to connect to time server behind corporate firewall/proxy server?

I am setting up an internal web server at big company and we recently changed proxy servers companywide. So time sync won't work. Tried all of the W2008 defaults, tried resetting the time service... ...
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Serving manually set time

I have set my NTP config to this: # local server server 127.0.0.1 fudge 127.0.0.1 stratum 10 # Only allow read-only access from localhost restrict -4 default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery ...