This command shows the current time followed by your computer’s uptime.
$ uptime 3:03 up 1 day, 6 hrs, 2 users, load averages: 1.38 1.43 1.42
Useful Options / Examples
$ uptime -p Up 3 hours, 26 minutes
- Shows uptime in a cleaner format, outputting only the time the computer was running.
$ uptime -V Uptime from procps-ng 3.3.9
- This option gives the version information of uptime, which comes from the procps filesystem. This filesystem contains many commands that describe the processess running the system.
- The default ouptut shows load averages for the last 1, 5, 15 minute intervals. This helps to diagnose which process is CPU hungry.