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Old 05-06-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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System Uptime


What's the best way to monitor the system uptime on my Suse10 box? I looked for a counter on the network interfaces, but I only saw the data transfer count.

Old 05-06-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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oddly its simply "uptime" (i know, you were expecting a 4 paramter stangely named command piped through 2 other commands).
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I also use "top". however...i like the uptime better 8)

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Alternatively, is you use a system monitor such as gkrellm, the uptime is always displayed
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that's perfect, thanks for your help.
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Hi friends....
How to find "how long the system has been up" .....
regardless of the system localtime..(i.e. It should not depend upon the system local time..coz someone may change the system local time..)

Plz help........
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How to find "how long the system has been up" .....
regardless of the system localtime
The methods I know rely on comparing the date/time that the system started to another date/time. Only root can modify the date on my systems so I trust the value returned.

You could use an external box. For example, when the system boots it logs to (or emails) an external trusted system. Your calculations of uptime are done on this box instead. It's not very elegant though.
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Thanks friend i got solution by using the 'times' call it gives the number of ticks elapsed since the system has been up..
Any how thanks a lot..


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