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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Macer, May 30, 2006.
Just wanted to know if there is anyway to find out in OS X how long my imac has been on for.
Applications > Utilities > Terminal
Once Terminal is open type in "uptime" without the quotes. If you have OS X 10.4 the iStat Pro Dashboard widget tells you your uptime among other nice computer stats.
Open Terminal, type "uptime"
Edit: beaten to it that time ...
Cheers folks, pretty new to OS X.
You could do the Terminal command
or, if you're not into using the big black terminal (like me) just get the uptime widgit from the widgit site on apple.com.
Thanks I had no idea it did that. My powerbook has been on for over 20 days... is this bad? Do I need to shut it off every once in a while?
Unless you're seeing weird problems cropping up, it's not really a big deal. Sometimes your virtual memory can balloon a bit and you can restart to rein it back in. But if you're happy with your performance, you don't have to restart very often. That said, we do get enough stuff through Software Update that you would normally end up restarting every few weeks anyway if you're keeping up to date.