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uptimed is a daemon that keeps track of a system's 'uptime' (how long a system has running between a reboot). It can be used to provide the statistical information necessary to boast about how long a system as gone between reboots. Huge nerds love this.


USE flags

USE flags for app-misc/uptimed System uptime record daemon that keeps track of your highest uptimes

selinux !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur


root #emerge --ask app-misc/uptimed



  • /etc/uptimed.conf - The global configuration file for uptimed.



With OpenRC the uptimed daemon can be added to the default system runlevel with the following command:

root #rc-update add uptimed default

This will add the uptimed daemon to start as a service whenever the system performs a full boot.

To start using uptimed now:

root #rc-service uptimed start


When using systemd, issue the following command to start uptimed on the next boot:

root #systemctl enable uptimed

To start using uptimed now:

root #systemctl start uptimed



user $uprecords -?
usage: uprecords [OPTION]...

  -?             this help
  -a             do not print ansi codes
  -b             sort by boottime
  -B             reverse sort by boottime
  -k             sort by sysinfo
  -K             reverse sort by sysinfo
  -d             print downtime seen before every uptimes instead of system
  -c             do not show current entry if not in top entries
  -f             run continously in a loop
  -s             do not print extra statistics
  -w             wide output (more than 80 cols per line)
  -i INTERVAL    use INTERVAL seconds for loop instead of 5, implies -f
  -m COUNT       show a maximum of top COUNT entries instead of 10
  -M             show next milestone
  -v             version information

The uprecords command will print a table with system uptime information:

user $uprecords



root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose app-misc/uptimed

See also

  • uptime - A command that displays the amount of time the system has been running.

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