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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Change the date time format in Skype chat

Where do I change the setting in Skype on Windows 7 for how time is formatted? While the time is shown as 11:14 PM on Skype I would rather it display as 23:14.
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How to Get Standalone Windows 7 Cannot Sync Time (NTP)

I am trying to get my Windows 7 Professional Machine to sync time correctly. This laptop is not a member of any domain. If I try to go to the clock settings, Internet Time tab, and click on "Update ...
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How to synchronize clocks for computers that are not online?

I have some computers that run Windows 7 embedded and are connected to each other by a switch, but are not connected to a larger network or the internet. After a few weeks, the clocks drift and it is ...
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How does network time protocol (ntpd) get the right time to my machine?

network time protocol (ntpd) sets the time on my system automatically from time servers on the net (or something like that. ;) What I've always wondered was, how does that work? Everything that ...
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How to skew a Mac's clock 10 minutes while still keeping it “synchronized”?

My wife is always running late. How can I skew her Mac's clock 10 minutes while still keeping it "synchronized"? I looked at the fudge setting of /etc/ntp.conf but it's only for a Reference Clock and ...
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Is my notebook battery charging even when the indicator has stopped flashing?

I just bought a new battery for my Fujitsu-Siemens PA-1510. The battery label claimed that, in order to have a long living battery it is important to charge it at least 10 hours before the first use. ...
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Is there Linux software that can read out times?

I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is. I am looking for something ...
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Can I copy the ntpdate binary from another machine in order to update date & time?

On my Red Hat 5.3 Linux machine, NTP isn’t installed (can't install it for some reasons). However I can copy the binary /usr/sbin/ntpdate from another Linux machine to mine. If I only get the file ...
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Stopping ntp - time is still jumping back in Debian

I do something like: service ntp stop 503 date +%T -s "15:10:00" But after a while it jums forward to the correct time (If I put it forward in time, it seems to be working). This is a VMWare Linux ...
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What is starting date for real time clock? [closed]

Windows uses January 1, 1601 as starting date. What does Real time clock use? If it uses different starting date, does Windows convert its timestamp(because it uses its date and time) into its own? ...
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XP MODE: the time on this PC and the current time on the network are different

Some folks were monkeying around with the Time service and Kerberos on our Windows 2003 network domain controllers last night, and today I cannot boot up XP Mode on my Windows 7 desktop. I've rebooted ...
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How can I access a more accurate time in a command prompt

I am running a batch script to retrieve information from a device. Tieing this up with a separate log file requires accuracy greater than the minute accuracy I can get using time /t. This question ...
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Public, reputable sources of time sync via HTTP to use where NTP is blocked?

Let's say I'm in a corporate network where the NTP protocol is blocked, the BOFH^H^H^H^H sysadmins won't unblock it, and they didn't bother to set up a good internal NTP server. What's a good source ...
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Time analysis of a movie

I am looking for a tool to analyse a video file on a time basis easily. What I want to do is, while watching a movie I will hit a shortcut and time will be recorded (in a file or clipboard or ...
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How do I convert text into time data?

I have text in one column that has times formatted as "1230 pm" and need to convert it to time. I managed to convert the "am" data but didn't get it to work with the "pm" data.
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Time problem in ArchLinux

I use ArchLinux and I have had problems with my system time for many months. Previously it was working, but once I updated my PC, the system time was shifted at every startup (like it wasn't ...
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Time on WIndows 7 Incorrect - set by network

My computer is connected to a domain. The time is consistently wrong, in fact it seems to be going fast. I try setting the time correctly but within the hour it's changed back. I am pretty sure it ...
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How do I interpret the output of the “time” command?

time a.out 106.130u 0.000s 1:46.28 99.8% 0+0k 0+0io 83pf+0w As per my understanding of the man page: the first value is the time since the code execution started and ended, the second values ...
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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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Minute:Second to seconds in Excel

I'm trying to work out how many seconds there are in a given time range. So for instance if I have the following times: 16:36:00 - 16:37:38 I need to the value of 98 seconds to be placed within a ...
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What's the puporse of the VirtualBox Services?

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.04 and see the following services in BUM (Boot-Up Manager) Oracle VM VirtualBox (vboxweb-service) VirtualBox linux kernel module (vboxdrv) Oracle VM ...
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How to parse time expressions in shell?

I want to have a shell script with a parameter specifying some time. Is there already an existing way to transform time expressions ala: 1d, 34m, 3s, or 0.456h, or 23ms into lets say just ...
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Linux - Forcing 24-hour locale?

Is there any way to force 24-hour time in my locale (for example, 14:00) instead of 12-hour time (2:00 PM)? I use the en_US locale with a UTF-8 character set on Arch Linux, but this shouldn't matter, ...
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Need recommendations on hardware, IP-based time punch clocks [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this type of question. If not, please vote to move to a more appropriate place. I have a homebrew, online time clock system we've built for our organization. It ...
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How do I calculate the difference between two time values in Excel?

Using Excel 2007, how do I calculate the time difference by entering a start time an end time What format do I use in the cells where the time is? For example, I'd like to be able to enter 0800 ...
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Synchronize Internet Time in a Windows script?

Is there a way I can synchronize the system clock with an Internet Time server (i.e: time.nist.gov) via command-line? Preferably, this should be something executable via BAT or PowerShell script. ...
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How to set Debian to automatically update time and date?

I have an old computer and BIOS counts the time slower than real ;) So, how can I set my OS to update the time automatically using the internet? If it updated the time only during booting, it would ...
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Find command taking too long on ubuntu 10.10

The find command is taking too long on my machine to complete. When I use time command, I find that sys time and user time are too small as compared to real time. Is my find process not getting ...
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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 prevent Windows 7 from reading the BIOS time?

I'm using the "Time Limit" feature of Windows Live Family safety. I've placed a time restriction on my computer from 12 AM to 4 AM. However if someone changes the BIOS time, the Windows time will be ...
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Show Windows 7 logon time?

On Windows 7 Ultimate, is there a way to see when I logged on into the current session? I want to find out how long I have been at the PC / when I started it up.
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Time off for some sites?

The time displayed for when a message has been posted on various sites is off by 3 hours (it is late). Some known sites that have this problem for me are: Twitter, Google+, OpenStudy. The time ...
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Local virtualhost takes too long to load on MAMP

I have a virtualhost "myhost.local" configured in MAMP My hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 myhost.local 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost #::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 ...
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ssh without time

I have a device that doesn't have standard clock. each time its turned on the clock is set to 00:00 but progresses normally (e.g. 90 mins after startup it will be 01:30). Will ssh have a problem ...
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script -e and crontab or at

I have a shellscript I want to run via at and use script to capture a transcript. script -e was introduced in util-linux-ng 2.18 and returns the retval of the child process. I want to capture the ...
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Network latency measurement (Linux)

I'd like to measure network latency for SNMP GET request. There is a free command line tool time which can be used to find timing statistics for various commands. For example it can be used with ...
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Reset Bios on Dell by Removing Battery but now wont boot because time is not set?

I basically get this message: If i turn off the computer and turn it back on i just get a black screen with a white cursor blinking. Any ideas? EDIT In case anyone else is wondering. I DO NOT ...
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Incremental writtes will increase my pen-drive life time?

I was just wondering myself if, when i need to rewrite something into my pen drive, if I delete the old file and replace it with the new one, am I reducing the pen drive's life time because Im ...
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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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Looking for a graph program for time series

I want to find software (Windows or Linux) that can create time based graphs with the following wishes. Can you suggest which programs come closest to my wishes? Whishlist: The x-axis has to ...
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Software for displaying multiple time zones

I need software that could display multiple time zones as I need them. Windows 7 displays 2 time zones but I need more. The software that I need should be freeware first, if not then payable I need a ...
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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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How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?

I want to force a Windows7 Professional home pc, single administrator account, to shut down every day at a predefined time (e.g., 10pm). I want to make it cumbersome for the user to interfere with the ...
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How long since last keyboard/mouse action?

I imagine an OS must keep track of when the last user input (keyboard or mouse use, for example) was, or of how long it's been since the last user input, in order to know when to run a screensaver. ...
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Computer clock drifts on standby. Can I make Windows synchronize time on every wakeup?

My Dell Vostro 1720 laptop's clock drifts when waking from standby mode (even by five minutes sometimes). This is really annoying and sometimes dangerous. I tried decreasing the Windows time sync ...
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Windows 7 time issues

My current time in Windows7 is set to UTC +8 (Kuala Lumper). For some reason, the time is always 8 hours ahead. Curiously though, my applications seem to be using the 'right time' that is it is not 8 ...
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Automatically change time based on current location

I often move between 2 time zones, and expect my Windows 7 laptop to somehow automatically change the system time, being spoiled by the same feature on my cell phone. I always assumed that desktop ...
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Can't synchronize time, Windows 7

Ok, I finally installed Windows 7, clean install. Time synchronization does not work. Clicking "Update now" gives message: Unable to start the Windows Time service. Please try again later. I use ...
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Should I set my BIOS to local time or UTC?

I'm about to install a new system and just noticed that the BIOS time is set to UTC time. Should I set it to local time? What consequences does it have to leave it as is, or set it to local time? The ...
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How to add time duration column total from Skype Call History CSV file in Excel 2010?

How to add time duration column total from Skype Call History CSV file in Excel 2010? These are my exact steps on how to set up my Excel spreadsheet. How to import Skype Call History CVS in Excel ...