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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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu time issues

I am having a tough time getting my Ubuntu Virtual Machine to display the proper time. It is on an ESXi server and the version is 8.10 LTS it came with a virtual appliance for Opsview. I have ...
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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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Outlook 2007 meeting request varying times across users

I've googled this quite a bit, but none of the answers seem to apply to me. User A creates a meeting and invites everyone to a meeting at 1:30pm. Everyone gets the meeting for 1:30pm except User B ...
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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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How do you retrieve the current time on a server?

I want to know the time on a server accurate to the millisecond. there's this way: local $ ssh user@servername Welcome to server! server $ date Fri Feb 18 11:27:50 EST 2011 But I need more ...
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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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Convert from seconds to minutes in Open Office

I have several cells with a time value in seconds e.g (23, 102, 543, ...) I am not very familiar with the formula functions in Open Office. How do I address the same Cell-Box with the value in it? I ...
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Excel: convert text string to date/time format

I have a column with date/time info in following format stored as text: 03.01.2011 09:55. How can I convert it to Date/Time format?
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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 ...
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Excel 2003: convert a numeric cell into time for calculations

I have some data in excel, all numeric, like: 9.00 10.35 19.10 I need to do calculations like: I got at work at 9.00, I got out at 10:00 = I've worked 1 hour How can I achieve this if all my ...
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What causes the computer to lose its time?

Are there problems associated with the computer having to lose its time? How do I solve it? The time I'm referring to is the one that is found on the lower-right corner of the screen.
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a freeware software to limit my kids time on the PC

I am looking for a freeware software that will set a schedule and a time limit for the amount of time my kids are able to use the PC. anyone has any recommendations ?
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Is there a method or application that will enable me to track how long I actively interact with particular applications and/or files on OSX?

I'd like to track how much time I spend interacting with various applications and files on OS X. I found SLife in my search, but it is a web / subscription service. Is there any other OS X ...
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Login time on Windows 7

If I enter the wrong password, it rejects the password immediately but on entering the right password it takes a longer time to validate it. One the first login, this is possibly due to the startup ...
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Windows Media Player - always show Current Time/Total Time

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7. When I open a video file then it by default only shows the current position (time). If I click on it once then it changes to format Current Time / Total ...
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How to sync my windows xp clock?

I was wondering how to sync my windows xp clock? When I try to sync with servers (time.windows.com or time.nist.gov) it fails to sync.. Do you know any good server or solution?
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Script or command to sync time with TimeServer?

I am a programmer working on embedded linux, On my device, I need to set time everytime when I want to use it to check my program. Is there any command or script which sets time from some Internet ...
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How to find files not accessed for the period of time without atime in linux?

Is there a way in the linux to find files which were accessed (read, write, doesn't matter) during computer boot and work? Or even better files that were NOT accessed at all during some time? I know ...
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Windows 7: System clock 2 hours behind on every boot

Windows 7: My time is always two hours behind the actual time. I've changed the time, but, whenever I restart it, goes back to the incorrect time, 2 hours behind the actual time. I'm on (UTC+02:00) ...
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Why does Windows require a correct date, to perform Internet Time synchronization?

I ran into this recently, when booting a VM that hadn't been turned on in awhile. I'm guessing the system came up from a saved state, as I typically don't shut my VMs completely down. When the ...
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Time calculator for OSX

Does anyone know of a time calculator for OSX? I'm looking for a calculator that allows me to do this kind of math with times HH:MM:SS ---------- 01:15:58 - 00:15:00 + 02:30:00 ---------- = ...
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Excel: Convert and replace time to seconds

I have a large number of cells that contain time duration in the form: 41m 9s How do I convert the duration into seconds, and then replace the old value of the cell with the converted value ? I ...