Use The Terminal to Check Your System’s Boot time and Uptime

Would you like to know exactly how long it took your system to boot and how long ago it did? Maybe not. But hey – no information is useless, right?

Knowing how to get detailed boot information about your system can be useful if you ever need to troubleshoot issues or when you want to schedule power options, among other tasks. And even though there are tons of ways you can get such info e.g. procinfo, we will show you a method that is native to Ubuntu right out of the box.

Enter the command below into your Terminal to know when your system started:

uptime -s

If you would like to say for how long your system has been up, then use the command below instead:

uptime -p

That’s all.

See how mine looks like:

uptime-command

 

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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