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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Windows 8 Date and Time Sync Issues

I have an Asrock Z77-EXTREME4-M motherboard and use Windows 8 retail. The system clock is always wrong on boot and it seems to be off by however long it was since last boot. I.e. if I turn the ...
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How can I batch shift the creation date of files on OS X 10.6.8?

Please note that I am not asking how to change the creation date of a bunch of files to a given date. I want to shift the date by a given amount of time, for example 47732400 seconds. Can I ...
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Monitoring the wall time of a process on windows?

Windows Task Manager has the ability to show the current CPU time of any given running process on windows, is there any way (not necessarily through Task Manager) to get the current wall time of a ...
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Program to set time on local computer using GPS data

I have a laptop running Windows XP that does not connect to the Internet and I would like to use a USB GPS receiver as a time source to set the clock. Generally, the laptop will not have access to the ...
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Time Machine backups & OS restore

My permissions were all screwed up and after every exhaustible try to change them all back my only solution was a complete restore. So I did a time machine backup onto my external and started ...
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Will overclocking your PC with no internet access screw up the system time?

Let's say you have a PC which is not connected to a time server, so it has no external methods of keeping track of time. You turn the machine on, and set the time and date in the BIOS. Then you ...
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How does Kaspersky Parental Control calculate internet time usage? [closed]

I'm trying to limit the usage time of Internet with Parental Control of Kaspersky (or Web Policy on Business Editions), but wondering about problems may occur. How does Kaspersky calculate the ...
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Is there any command like time, but for memory usage?

Is there any command like time, but that reports more statistics? It would be great if I could do something like: $ statistics some_command time: real 0m3.002s user 0m0.000s sys ...
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How to know the duration of boot time in win XP

I want to know the duration of boot time in win XP. I tried by looking into the Event Viewer of XP but unable to find any corresponding event ID. Thanks.
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What is the difference between elapsed and processed time when using timeit.exe on Windows?

I am using the timeit command which is provided as part of the Windows 2003 Resource Kit to measure the time it takes to execute particular tasks. Attached is the output of a process I was running ...
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Time randomly changing itself, internet randomly dying

I installed Windows 8 RTM a few weeks ago. It's not my first time installing it, but it's the first time having these annoying problems: Randomly, the system clock changes time all by itself - to ...
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Time adjusted 4 hours in advance by unknown reason

In my previous post, I mentioned I was hit by a complete data loss on a ntfs partition shared by Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, for some unclear reason. A strange thing happened at the same time is that ...
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How do I reset the time on my computer without turning it on?

Alright, so today, I did something very stupid: Do an experiment on my computer without backing it up. So I saw that the calendar in Windows could only go up to 12/31/2999 (or something like that). ...
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Why to synchronize a time on a computer?

Why do I need to synchronize a time on my computer? My wrist-watch gives no more than half a second error per year without using any NTP server. Why do I need to synchronize a computer with other ...
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Identify date/time format

I've been given some data to create some chart graphics and the dates are in a format I don't recognise. If I knew the format name I could easily look them up but initial search has drawn a blank. ...
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crontabs hour specification */1 is that the same as *

I am looking for clarification with the cron tab that I am working with. some job 1 * * * * some job 1 */1 * * * Are those jobs the same? The job will run the first minute every ...
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Can't connect to Apple Time Capsule in home network using Home Plugs from Win 7 Machine

I have the following home network setup with subnet 255.255.255.0 but recently moved my time capsule to a different location when I added a third Home Plug and can no longer ping or map a network ...
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Prefix time to each line of bash command output

I am running the top command to see details about specific processes. The output is piped to grep like so: top -n 1 | grep jre The output is usually around 4 lines, and I would like to prefix the ...
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Why does CPU processing time matter when compared to real wall clock time?

I am running the command time 7zr a -mx=9 sample.7z sample.log to gauge how long it takes to compress a file larger than 1GB. The results I get are as follows. real 10m40.156s user 17m38.862s ...
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Convert time range into minutes formula

I need a formula that will convert time into minutes and round up 30 sec to 1 minute. Example: change 7:58:31 (hr:min:sec) to 479 minutes or 08:31:29 to 511 minutes. The first example adds 1 minute ...
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Time not set properly when dual booting CentOS and Ubuntu

I have setup my Notebook to dual boot for CentOS 6.3 (64-bit) and Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) and both have been configured for ntp (network time protocol) with proper time zones (India). But they are ...
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Measure execution time of command I just executed without interrupting it now

Usually I measure execution times with time updater Unfortunately I already started the updater and do not want to interrupt it because this would cause other trouble. How can I still see tomorrow ...
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Slow down clock/timer of a Linux program

Sometimes a Linux program requiring fast user interaction/manual dexterity runs too fast for me to keep up. Examples include video games and video players that don't let you control the speed. How ...
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Using time to get CPU usage of a process, but not its children

When using time some_executable - the system and user CPU time returned actually includes all the CPU time of any child processes launched by the named executable (this was news to me, actually). I ...
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Can Internet time synchronization on a virtual machine correct the time on its management OS?

If there is a virtual machine running on Hyper-V and it is set to synchronize clock with an Internet time service, will this also correct the hardware clock on the management OS which is hosting this ...
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Timezone in Windows and Linux

On the same machine I am using Win 7 and Debian Linux (KDE). I have issues with the timezone settings. Both systems are set to London time, but the clock in Windows (before it gets adjusted over the ...
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Error occurred during NTP sync on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard servers. The first can correctly sync its time with the default NTP server time.windows.com, but the second cannot. The error displayed is: An error ...
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CentOS 6 timezone is BST, but it's an hour behind BST?

Running a (fairly) fresh install of CentOS 6. [jammy@peach]$ date Fri Jul 13 15:41:30 BST 2012 The actual BST time is exactly one hour ahead of this, 16:41. Unless I'm missing something about ...
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Alternative to Qlock [closed]

I work in a NOC that needs to display times from different cities across two 50 inch screens connected to a single windows 7 enterprise box. Currently, we are using http://www.qlock.com/ but I would ...
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X axis on Time-Based data

I have a series of 24 hr. data, taken about once per hour. I wish to plot the values against time. On day 1 the 10:00 data was taken at 10:10, on day 2 the data was taken at 9:58. I do not want both ...
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Gnome 3 - Unable to change date and time

I am running Arch Linux with Gnome 3. Unfortunately, although my time and date settings in /etc/rc.conf show that HARDWARECLOCK='UTC' and TIMEZONE='America/LosAngeles'. I continue to get the timezone ...
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How do you change the update rate for time server synchronization on Windows XP

We have a file server running Windows XP, but the system clock speed is not particularly accurate, with the result that file datestamps drift with time, and this causes annoyances with software ...
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How can I end an appointment series in Outlook which was started with No end date?

I moved. I am using Outlook and track my time by using a series which has the location fix. I want to change the location starting from today. This is what I tried: Open the series. Recurrence. ...
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Why are POSIX timezones relative to UTC opposite from most others (and what's intutively correct)? [closed]

In POSIX, UTC-2 means 2 hours after UTC, and UTC+2 means 2 hours before UTC. In other words, If it's currently 8am in UTC, it's 10am in time zone UTC-2, and 6am in time zone UTC+2. This thread ...
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Does it matter which NTP time server do I choose in Windows?

When enabling Windows to set system time via Internet, I'm presented with the following dialog: Does it matter which time server I choose? How would I know if one was "better" than the others?
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How can I check a system's current NTP configuration?

I need to verify the current NTP configuration on some Windows systems. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this via command line instead of navigating through configuration screens. (I'm working on ...
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Linux stuck one hour ahead (CentOS)

I use CentOS, and for some reason, one of the servers I bought (amongst a network of other servers I do not own) is off by one hour. The time is one hour ahead no matter what time zone I set it to. ...
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Change Linux System Time Relatively

I need a script which will modify the system time by x amount of minutes. Something like: #time = 12:56 #x = 2 if time_bool: time = time + x #time = 12:58 else: time = time - x #time = ...
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Wrong time update when rebooting Archlinux - Windows 7

I've been using archlinux for a while but as the only SO in a hard drive. Today I decided to make a dual boot between windows 7 and archlinux, everything works fine but I have the following problem: ...
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Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? [closed]

I run both Windows and Linux, and I rarely restart my computer, once a week or a month. I just close the lid to put it to sleep or just press sleep. But whenever I see an operating system being ...
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sh: time command not found

In llvm 3.0 test-suite, the snippet of code bellow gives the following error on bash: sh: time command not found if [ "x$RHOST" = x ] ; then ( sh -c "$ULIMITCMD $TIMEIT -p sh -c '$COMMAND ...
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How to make mplayer or VLC start playing video at strict time?

I want mplayer and VLC start playing at exact time. Player should: Load video file, buffer it, prepare everything; Wait for UNIX time to be N seconds M milliseconds Start playing according to ...
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Using find -mmin to find files with modification time in the future

I can use find . -mmin -5 to find files changed in last 5 minutes. However if I try to find files with modification time in the future by giving negative number find refuses to do it: find . -mmin ...
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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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Determine the time difference between two linux servers

I am troubleshooting a latency network issue on a network. It is probably a nic or cabling issue, but while I was going through the process of figuring it out, I was looking at the timings of a ping ...
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Ubuntu: what does time command output means?

From running time over my program I've got: real 4m41.679s user 20m58.623s sys 0m49.471s What does this output means? What is real and what is user?
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How to decipher time in console

I'm reading my console logs and trying to figure out how to interpret the time stamp that console displays: Time 1332251808 TimeNanoSec 72951500 I also have another time stamp that reads: Time ...
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unexpected return value of time command

These commands work fine: (calculates time between opening and closing the program) time gedit time emacs time vim But this command always gives a time under 1 second. It's probably time which ...
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How do I decode the “Faulting application start time” in a Windows event log entry?

An app I was running crashed and I wanted to know when it happened, so I opened up the Windows event viewer and looked for an entry. I found the entry, and then noticed one of the details of the ...
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Dynamic time in Excel spreadsheet column

I am trying to automate time in Excel. I have two columns that show time advancing in minutes and seconds. I want to be able to automate so that if the time changes in one row, it will automatically ...