Your uptime?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Tahko, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Tahko macrumors regular

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    I'm checking my uptime from time to time, dunno why, but it's fun when I think that just a little less than month ago I had to start the windows machine every single time I used it and then shut it down. And all the silly restarts & stuff, too. This iBook was last time restarted when I updated some program, iPhoto wasn't it?

    Just open your console, write "uptime" and copy-paste your uptime!

    Mine says currently:
    up 8 days, 1:03, 2 users, load averages: 0.13 0.32 0.83

    What are load averages, btw?
     
  2. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    mines at 3days 3hours 17mins

    my longest is 10days
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    14 days, 8 hours and 37 minutes. machine in sig below

    did start to chug though. not sure why, no apps were open. oh well! much longer than my PC's 6 hours :p
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    These uptime threads tend too get closed/wastelanded pretty quickly, I'm afraid...

    But I think I'm able to answer this one:
    Wikipedia is your friend... ;)
     
  5. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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  6. iGary Guest

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    gary-reichs-power-mac-g5:~ garybooberry$ uptime

    19:17 up 10:43, 2 users, load averages: 0.94 0.88 0.77


    :rolleyes:
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    My uptime is 20 days according to the miniStat Uptime widget. It doesn't tell me the hours or seconds or whatever, but just the number of days is good enough for me.

    I remember back in college, I was amazed when my Windows 98 computer would get to 3 days. I realize that computers in general have come a long way since then, but 20 days with 15 programs on my cmd-tab switchie thingy is darn good!
     
  8. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    10 Days, 19 hours and 58 minutes and I've had it for 10 days, 19 hours and 58 minutes. :p

    I was expecting people to be like "4 months, 2 weeks and a day"
    These seem low. ;)
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm at 2 days right now, but I don't remember restarting!!

    Does it get reset when someone does that "sudo weekly" daily monthly thing?

    I forget the exact command, but the genius did it to me 2 days ago...


    punk!
     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I just read the OP again and it said to use the console. I've opened the console, but where do I type in "uptime?"

    EDIT: Using Terminal, I got..


    tobe1st$ uptime
    18:36 up 20 days, 1:01, 2 users, load averages: 0.26 0.32 0.28
     
  11. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    hmm... 16 threads about ones uptime (at least from a title search). That's even more than there are threads about Keira Knightly! :eek:
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    i'd rather see her than numbers.....
     
  13. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    It's only been on for maybe 5 hours. I shut my computer off every night to conserve energy.
     
  14. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Sleep is your friend. It uses hardly any electricity.

    Mine is only 20 hours right now, I just ordered memory and got 2 bad sticks so I've been troubleshooting. Since I installed Tiger and the Uptime Widget, my record is 25 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes.
     
  15. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    If it were any other actress I'd agree, but I've seen enough of Ms. Knightly.
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    7 days 13 hours and some change. i rebooted with an update recently.

    if it were not for updates and or OnyX, i would only need to reboot a couple times a year i bet. i love my mac!
     
  17. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    current 6 days, 2:56
    record 25 days, 3:55

    at least according to my show off widget
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    8 Days 1 Hour and 48 minutes.

    My record was 29 days way back in the days of 10.3.5. Too much moving around to give it a run for it's money.....until now.
     
  19. khammack macrumors regular

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    #19
    Hmm:

    G4, Powerbook, Tiger:

    2:15 up 6 days, 1:47, 5 users, load averages: 0.77 0.80 0.66

    Celeron, Server, Linux, Debian/woody:

    02:15:31 up 345 days, 15:04, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    Athlon, Workstation, Linux, Debian/sarge:

    03:16:00 up 219 days, 6:33, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    Wow. My linux machines have been up for longer than I have owned a Macintosh. The mac crashed a week ago. :eek:

    -kev
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    3 minutes.

    You caught me at a really bad time.
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    here here!
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    at my mates computer shop (Rio Systems) they have a PC thats been running for just too long. i think its called the Bumble Bee. its a small PC with half its casing missing, its orange and dangerously dusty but its been running since I was doing work experience there 4 years ago. no monitor, no inputs, no speakers. its just there.

    though it might be some kind of file server...
     
  23. Tahko thread starter macrumors regular

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    A little handy trivia

    I consciously try to avoid unnecessary shutdowns, since Unixes were originally designed for mahines that were never shut down.
    And because of that design a good practical reason appears: most unix boxes run automatical system maintenance tasks between 3.00 & 5.00.
    So shutting down your mac for a night might actually slow your machine on a long run. I use sleep, as restarting computer eats more power than sleep of a few hours.
     
  24. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    At current 4 day's 9 hours. My highest was 33 day's, that was before the 10.4.2 update.
     
  25. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    7:50 up 7 days, 17:52, 2 users, load averages: 0.34 0.25 0.25


    Darn Katrina ruined mine...lol. (I'm just joking people, I'm fortunate to have power at all)
     

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