You can easily find out how long the system has been running under a Linux OS. Linux systems come with many build-in tools and commands to find out your computer uptime. In this article we will see how to check system uptime on Ubuntu Linux.
Find System Uptime on Ubuntu
Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command.
Here “up 7:58” is my system uptime. 7 hours and 58 minutes.
This command also shows the current time, number of logged on users and system load averages.
You can filter the output in human readable format using below command.
If you want to check the system starting date and time (system up since), then run below command.
You can also view system uptime using the w command in the Linux. Using below command in the terminal.
The top command also shows us the system uptime.