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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 find out total running time of system and hard disk?

I have a sony laptop with windows 7. I bought it four years ago and i have used it with vista, ubuntu and leopard also. How to find out the total on time of the system since i bought it? Any way to ...
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Where does `time` output its result?

I'm on Ubuntu. Running time seems to output its result to something other than STDOUT or STDERR. Here's why I think so: [siminm@amide ~]$ time echo hi hi real 0m0.000s user 0m0.000s sys ...
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Date goes back to 2005 after restart

The date to my computer goes back to 2005 after every restart, what could be the problem? I have checked the CMOS battery and it is working fine. OS is Windows XP.
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The system time has changed kernel-general, off by one day

Random events showing in event log. The system time changes to tomorrow, and then corrects about 10-15 seconds later. Causing all sorts of temproary havoc w/ VPN, Outlook, etc. Any thoughts?
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How do I find the amount of minor page faults using “time”?

How do I use the time utility to show the number of minor page faults?
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time command - what intervals do user and sys parameters measure?

I did a time on my script and this is what I got: $ time <myscript> real 7m5.458s user 0m7.444s sys 0m3.748s $ which means that it ran for 7 minutes and 5.458 seconds. What do the ...
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how long to zero a drive with dd? [closed]

How long will it take to zero fill 1TB (using dd dev/zero)? I'm actually doing two 500G drive simultaneously if it matters.
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How do I set the timezone from the CLI on Ubuntu 10.04 server?

I'm currently on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with CLI access only. The timezone is set to PDT but I want to set it to EDT. How can I achieve that from the CLI?
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Bash: number of seconds till midnight of current day

How do I find the number of seconds till midnight of current day?
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Delete on windows vista and seven — discovery process

I've recently encountered a problem. Using svn at work I needed to clear some space. As you may know svn directories are full of sub-directories and files. So the delete process begins with a step ...
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Serial GPS as time source on Windows 7?

How do I use GPS device connected over serial port as a time source in Windows 7? I have a GPS receiver on my mobile phone which sends data using Bluetooth serial link in NMEA format to computer.
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Can I Set My Computer's Clock Display To 24-Hour Format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Windows clock be configured to display a 24-hour-based time? The title pretty much says it here. I'm just wondering, is it possible to switch my Windows 7 ...
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How is time measured in computer systems?

Something I have been puzzled about is this: how exactly does a computer regulate and tell time? For example: if I were to write a program that did this: Do 2+2 then wait 5 seconds How does the ...
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System Time is Wrong in Windows 7 after dual booting Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu, the time in my Windows 7 is wrong on start up. Even after updating the time in the Internet Time Settings manually, it still reverts back to the incorrect time after a while. ...
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how to run cron jobs on GMT not local time?

How can I make cron jobs run on GMT, not local time? this is my crontab file: #m h d m wday command TZ=GMT 5 0,6,12,18 * * * ~/Documents/bash/transfer.sh my jobs seem ...
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Sync Windows' system time to a time server, but advance by 10 minutes from the time server's time

Is there a software or a way to configure Windows 7 such that I could sync the time to a time server, but have my system's clock advanced by 10 minutes from the time server's time? E.g. When ...
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Automatic insertion of current date and time in alphabetic form

I often find myself typing the current date and time on several documents, forms, etc. Is there any lightweight application that would allow me to automatically insert (or copy to the clipboard) the ...