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Applescript transform date format

I'm using this to transform my date from a DD/MM/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY set today to short date string of (current date) set t to (time string of (current date)) set [_day, _month, _year] to [day, month, ...
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AppleScript Date calculation

I created this script to do date calculation between a date and today, but for some reason I get a decimal number. How can I just get the number of date without decimal point ? Tried to use a ...
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Calculating time with AppleScript

I created one start to log a "start time" and save into a plist file, and a an other script to read the start time and calculate the number of time elapsed from the start time and now (reading time) ...
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IOS 12.2 how to set off restricted Date & Time > Set Automatically [duplicate]

Please let me know how to set off this restricted option. I set all restrictions off but nothing happened.
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Can't delete time machine backups - error 8072 [duplicate]

I am not able to delete permanently time machine backups from an external hard drive which are now in my trash. After an hour or so « deleting items » and a growing number, I get « the operation can’t ...
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Macbook Air, Mac Mail - 12h instead of 24h clock in replies

I have my system preferences set to a 24h clock on my Macbook Air, using Mojave. In Mac mail, the emails I send and receive show the time in 24h clock format in their headers. However, when I reply ...
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How to change time on iPhone

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 9. I can't figure out how to change the time. How do I change the time on it?
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Is it not possible to make Apple Watch chime on the hour?

It's pretty common to have watches announce the beginning of a new time interval (say to beep every hour). Mac OS X allows users to have the system "announce the time" down to the quarter of hour. ...
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How best to view the current time while gaming on iPad?

On iOS, in my case the iPad Air 2, games typically run in fullscreen, i.e. the status bar at the top is hidden. If I want to view the time, I have to pull down the Notification Center, which requires ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro frequently add another hour to the clock

20 minutes ago my new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) showed that it's 10:37 and now it shows the time s 11:57 (10:57 is the correct time given that I set the timezone to UTC+...
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Reverting daylight saving time

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G21013) in Brazil. Earlier today my machine switched to DST, which would be fine if the official date for the switch had not recently moved to Nov 4. Here is what I ...
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Backing up my Mac

I have a mac book pro. the hard drive has been partitioned so that i can run both mac and pc applications. can i use time machine to back up my entire computer - including the pc side?
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AppleScript : Track change (time tracking)

I have an app which display the number of minutes passed within a specific status for e.g I'm online now since 102 min , the result of my script return {"Online for 102:40"} How can I get the value ...
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Why is my (automatic) clock running 8 minutes behind?

I just realized my macbook's clock is 8 minutes behind. And yet the setting is on "automatically set to date and time". See screenshot. How can I fix this? On the left: asking for "time" in google. ...
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Applescript run code at specific time

I tried different way to run a script on a specific schedule / time, I found Lingon quite handy, I also try using calendar but the result was very bad. I wrote this : repeat set myDate to date ...
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Replacing text with shortened date and time

-- functions -- replace characters on replace_chars(this_text, search_string, replacement_string) set AppleScript's text item delimiters to the search_string set the item_list to every text ...
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Hide CDT Time Zone

I often glance down at my calendar and occasionally look at the CDT time zone instead of my personal time zone. Is there a way to hide CDT time zone in calendar? I am running iOS 10 on an iPhone 5. ...
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Applescript date conversion

I used to have a AppleScript snippet which convert my date to this format : 08/25/2017 (MM/DD/YY) The source date format changed and I don't managed to make it work e.g : set creationDate to "2013-...
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Refurbished Mac: Can you keep old software after time machine restore?

I've bought a refurbished MacBook Pro (early 2013). My original one (early 2011) keeps shutting down, so took to repairman who reflowed the logic board (cost 170, didn't work) so payed another150 ...
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AppleScript Date format and calculation

I work with three date format, 1.04/18/2015 (PS my system date is not the same but DD/MM/YY) 2.June 2nd, 2012 but converted to the 1st format by code bellow 3.Saturday 24 March 2018 (current date) ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer 200GB data from 2014 Macbook Air to 2016 Macbook Pro

What is the fastest way to transfer 200GB data (~ 2 million files) from 2014 Macbook Air to 2016 Macbook Pro and how long will it take?
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Show Date but no Time in Menu Bar

Is it possible to show only the date in the menu bar and not the clock. When I go to System Preferences > Date & Time, I can only remove both, but I'd like to keep the date and only hide the time. ...
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Can Apple TV estimate what time I will finish viewing the current show?

The Apple TV shows a progress bar indicating how far along in a program I am. That bar shows the number of hours-minutes in total. Apple TV is also aware of the current time-of-day, given updates ...
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AppleScript calcule time

I'm trying to do if statement with the current time, e.g if Time is between 14h and 14:30 then ... if time is between 14:30 and 15h then ... and so on. time string of (current date) set ...
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How to set system Short Date to ISO format “yyyy-MM-dd” in High Sierra?

When setting the preferences for the short date string, the Day of Month does not include the trailing 0. How can I change this?
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How do I use AppleScript or Automator to turn Time Announce on or off at specified times?

I like Time Announce during the day while I am working. But I want it off when I am sleeping. Apple's Do Not Disturb function will mute notifications and sounds associated with them, but it has no ...
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Problems with time machine backup

Why, when my hdd has only 160 gb of files on it does my time machine say it is backing up over 250 gb?
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Applescript : String to Date

I'm extracting different date formats from a web page. E.g. Sunday 10 September 2017 / 09/10/2017 / September 10th, 2017. in the example the date is the same, but in live, the dates are ...
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Directory modification dates on FAT32 USB stick in OSX

I'm moving my files from Windows XP to OSX Sierra, and having trouble with rsync and directory modification dates. For now, I have moved the files from XP to a FAT32 USB drive using XP, and when I ...
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Find out how long a MacBook has been running since its production

Is it possible to find out how long a MacBook has been turned on since its production?
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AppleScript to set clock

I need to set the Mac clock to a specific date and time, to perform some testing. I'm new to AppleScript. Is it possible to write a double-clickable script to set the clock?( By “double-clickable”, ...
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Reasons for iOS system time jumping backwards on an iPad while being offline

My team and I ran into a bug, which is probably caused by the iOS system time not incrementing monotonically, but jumping backwards. The measured time difference was about -50 milliseconds. (That's ...
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System time changes after sleeping and waking up?

Closing the lid to sleep, after waking, the system time would change by as much as 2 seconds. Verified by using terminal command for over a month, daily sudo -S ntpdate -u time.apple.com
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My “Date and Time” time is a minute off of the official time

I'm using Mavericks,10.9.5. The time on the menu bar exactly matches the time in the official Date and Time area… It is that time in the official area that is incorrect. First the time was about 30-...
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How to change 24hr Time format

Is it possible to make the clock to show 0900 instead of 9:00 for 9AM? I’ve already tried changing the format under System Preferences → Language & Region → Advanced… but the setting doesn’t save.
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Convert a date string for date or systemsetup command

I have a date in this format: 12 May 2017 09:04:26 I want to auto-update the time of my Mac from this string with a command line. The first way I found is to use date command line, as explained in ...
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Wrong parsing command from date manpage?

In the Apple's date manpage ($ man date) it's written: Finally the command: `date -j -f "%a %b %d %T %Z %Y" "`date`" "+%s" can be used to parse the output from date and express it in Epoch ...
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How can I measure execution time on microsecond level?

Is there a way to measure program execution time on microsecond level from Terminal? The standard time command only measures milliseconds which isn't detailed enough for my needs.
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Falsy estimates of RAM usage with command line tools

I am trying to measure the RAM usage of MyProcess args GNU time Following this post gtime -v ./MyProcess args [..] Maximum resident set size (kbytes): 303316992 # (303 GB) [..] I clearly don't ...
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How to investigate “Date changed to 1. January 2016”-issue?

Yesterday I closed the lid of my laptop, a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid-2012) - OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan). No external devices were connected and the fans run down, so I expect it to be asleep. Before ...
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Time/date not auto recognising my location for time zone after using a VPN [duplicate]

Recently I was using a VPN (provided by Avast) to secure my connection whilst traveling. Right now I am not using it as I am back in my office. But using it seems to have caused an issue with the ...
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Time stamp for pictures actually taken before being sent to recipient on iphone

My boyfriend sent me a picture from his Iphone 6, I have an iphone 5. I wanted to know if it was possible to find out when the picture was actually taken, not just sent to me or saved on my own ...
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AppleScript: How to get time without seconds? Alternatively, how to remove text in middle of string?

If you use the following code: set CurrentTime to (time string of (current date)) The CurrentTime will be set in the following format: 12:02:38 PM However, I want CurrentTime to be: 12:02 PM So, ...
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How does my iPhone change time zones automatically?

I'm curious how my iPhone knows what time zone I am in and change automatically. Does the phone use GPS to figure out where I am in the world? Or is there some other technology in play here.
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Is any version of OS X/macOS vulnerable to the Year 2038 problem?

Around the year 2000, Apple wrote a press release that every Mac since 1984 would avoid the Y2K problem, and could process dates for the next several thousand years. The good news is that since ...
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Alternative ways to set a timer on macOS

I'm trying to set a timer on macOS to no avail, as Siri prompts me to set a reminder instead: Most, if not all apps found on the Mac App Store don't provide this functionality without being too ...
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Will iPhone change its timezone automatically if I fly on an airplane?

Let's say, I have time settings set to automatic update. With airplane mode on and off (both cases), would my phone update timezone automatically?
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How can I force OS X to update its time more regularly?

We have a Mac mini build server running 10.9.5 and sometimes the build fails on the codesign command, which fails because of the timestamp on one of the files. The way we usually "fix" this is to ...
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Change Activity Monitor update speed?

When viewing the CPU Load on Activity Monitor today, I was curious as how to make Activity Monitor update the chart and data faster. Is there a setting to change the update speed for Activity Monitor?...
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How did Apple fix the UNIX time bug? [duplicate]

Just a couple months ago, a hoax started circulating as a meme, stating that, if users set their time to January 1, 1970, a retro boot logo would appear as an Easter egg. People did this and ended up ...