Syntax Needed for xfce Genmon tuptime Print-out [SOLVED]

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Syntax Needed for xfce Genmon tuptime Print-out [SOLVED]

Post by jakfish »

With a GPD Pocket 1/LM 19.3 xfce, I'm trying to use tuptime rather than uptime to maintain a persistent uptime.

In Manjaro/GPD Pocket 3, this works:

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sudo tuptime | awk -F'=' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-3)}'
Producing e.g.:

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 6h 17m
in genmon/panel.

But Arch/Tuptime produces different reading/syntax when using

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sudo tuptime
In LM, it's:

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jake@p1:~$ sudo tuptime
System startups:	4   since   11:05:59 AM 10/01/2022
System shutdowns:	3 ok   <-   0 bad
System uptime: 		97.84 %   -   52 minutes and 36 seconds
System downtime: 	2.16 %   -   1 minute and 10 seconds
System life: 		53 minutes and 46 seconds

Largest uptime: 	27 minutes and 54 seconds   from   11:31:51 AM 10/01/2022
Shortest uptime:	3 minutes and 37 seconds   from   11:13:33 AM 10/01/2022
Average uptime: 	13 minutes and 9 seconds

Largest downtime:	24 seconds   from   11:13:09 AM 10/01/2022
Shortest downtime:	23 seconds   from   11:31:28 AM 10/01/2022
Average downtime: 	23 seconds

Current uptime: 	27 minutes and 54 seconds   since   11:31:51 AM 10/01/2022
What I'd like to print is simply the System uptime in shortened form: e.g.: "52m" or "2h 52m"

This syntax is far above my paygrade so any help from veterans would be much appreciated.
Last edited by jakfish on Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by zcot »

So, you want System life then? -no, right, that includes downtime.

That current script is checking for =, but the output shown is using -.

How do you want it to handle days? and what about seconds? Do you have a modified locale setting so it only uses hours/minutes?
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by jakfish »

>> That current script is checking for =, but the output shown is using - << Yes, I noticed the same thing.

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=
comes up in Manjaro but not in LM.

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System uptime: 		97.84 %   -   52 minutes and 36 seconds
This is the like I'd like to modify, shorten down to

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 6h 17m
Hours/minutes only; no need for seconds.

Thanks for any advice.

Edit: using your observation, I substituted

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-
for

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=
then ran original Manjaro command to produce this:

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jake@p1:~$ sudo tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-3)}'
   1 hour, 18 minutes and 52 seco
Possible to reduce that to

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1h 18m
?
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by zcot »

Well, here's a start anyway:

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tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-10)}'
:D

On my system Mint 20.x, using tuptime version 4.1.0 the output looks like this:

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   1 day, 21 hours, 38 minutes, 2 seco
removing 10 characters, as the above example:

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   1 day, 21 hours, 38 minutes,
One idea might be to only use the first 2 groupings, in this case minutes would also be eliminated. But prior to the 24 hour mark it would at least show hours and minutes only.

Are you using tuptime 5.2.1?


But probably, I think you need quite a different line.

Maybe use tuptime -s which would produce(at least on this version):

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System uptime: 		100.0%   -   165369
-and then process that as desired.

Is that going to work in genmon when you require sudo? do you even require sudo?
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

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For some reason, I needed sudo in Manjaro, but I'm already sudo 24-7 in /etc/sudoers.

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tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-32)}' | awk ' { print $1 "h "}'
2h

I fumbled enough to add an "h"

As for your suggestion for a second group (minutes), what would be the syntax to produce just the number of minutes?

I really appreciate you hanging in there like this.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

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I tested your line, but on my system the first number refers to day, so I do get: 2h but it should be 2d

Let's back up, if we just peel off the front of the result, like you just did, we don't need the earlier removal at the end and here's why. -3, or -10, or -32 is not really proper if the ending is 1 hour, 1 minute, 1 second. The output is given properly from tuptime so if it's 1, then the result is not plural. So anyway...

bring the original line back, lets eliminate the ending truncation:

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tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-3)}'
tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2))}'
Now use your next effort on the front, from that point:

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tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2))}' | awk '{print $1,$2,$3,$4}'
Are you going to deal with d and h and m? My system has day at the first column(I'm on day 2), so just format that?

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tuptime | awk -F'-' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2))}' | awk '{print $1$2,$3$4}'
-that's not really there though.

it's bulky, but you can use the previous substr option with this previous line, $2 and $4 get the substr treatment.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by rfmoz »

Parsing the output of Tuptime is easy when the CSV option is used.

Simply grep the desired line, extract the right quoted block and filter by spaces to forguet the seconds from 1 to 3:

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$ tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime'
"System uptime","67.27%","=","82d 9h 27m 16s"

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$ tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime' | cut -d \" -f8
82d 9h 27m 16s

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$ tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime' | cut -d \" -f8 | cut -d ' ' -f1-3
82d 9h 27m
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by jakfish »

Can't thank you folks enough for weighing in. For some reason, I'm not getting the same print-out from your suggested commands. E.g.:

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tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime' | cut -d \" -f8
9 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds
Also, since the print-out is in genmon on the xfce panel, serious abbreviation is needed.

So I took everybody's advice and rolled tuptime into two side-by-side genmons:

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jake@p1:~$ tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime' | cut -d \" -f8 | cut -d ' ' -f1-1 | awk ' { print $1 "h "}'
9h

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jake@p1:~$ tuptime -c | grep 'System uptime' | cut -d \" -f8 | cut -d ' ' -f3-5 | awk ' { print $1 "m "}'
25m
Not the most elegant solution, but it does seem to work so far.

Thanks again for your patience and your help.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by jakfish »

No, my scripts failed after a reset of tuptime. Since 19.3 is the one Mint that really plays nice with the Pocket 1, I'm stuck with tuptime ver 3.3, and that's why I'm not getting your clean printouts. E.g."

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ake@p1:~$ tuptime
System startups:	2   since   11:15:00 AM 10/02/2022
System shutdowns:	1 ok   <-   0 bad
System uptime: 		98.69 %   -   29 minutes and 10 seconds
System downtime: 	1.31 %   -   23 seconds
System life: 		29 minutes and 33 seconds

Largest uptime: 	22 minutes and 25 seconds   from   11:22:08 AM 10/02/2022
Shortest uptime:	6 minutes and 45 seconds   from   11:15:00 AM 10/02/2022
Average uptime: 	14 minutes and 35 seconds

Largest downtime:	23 seconds   from   11:21:45 AM 10/02/2022
Shortest downtime:	23 seconds   from   11:21:45 AM 10/02/2022
Average downtime: 	23 seconds

Current uptime: 	22 minutes and 25 seconds   since   11:22:08 AM 10/02/2022
Ver 3.3 apparently changes the print format once an hour passes, so cut and other editing can't be persistent. Too bad.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by zcot »

jakfish wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:40 am
I'm not getting the same print-out
I guess with the different versions, the output has developed.
rfmoz wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:42 am
easy when the CSV option is used.
Yes! :D

I wasn't going to jump right into easy. I'm not familiar with the program, looks pretty cool though! But, yea, my mind doesn't think in awk so I would already lean into grep, or just go large and parse the single big integer out. :lol:

19.3, that's bionic, so tuptime 3.3.3 Can you give some word about it? -does that not have csv output? Also, day was added later? Nice work btw. :wink:

It looks to me like with the dependencies it shouldn't be an issue at all to use the current github build.
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Re: Need Syntax Help for xfce Genmon Print-out

Post by jakfish »

You are very right; to upgrade tuptime, just one dependency needs addressing:

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wget http://ftp.kr.debian.org/debian/pool/main/i/init-system-helpers/init-system-helpers_1.60_all.deb
sudo apt install ./init-system-helpers_1.60_all.deb
Once done, you can install tuptime 5.2 on Tricia 19.3

Now my original Manjaro command works in LM:

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jake@p1:~$ sudo tuptime | awk -F'=' '/System uptime:/ {print substr($2, 1, length($2)-3)}'
  36m
Even the = works again.

Never would have thought that I could jump so many versions with just one dependency to fix.

Thank you all again. I understand just a fraction of this syntax but that's more than I knew before I posted.
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Re: Syntax Needed for xfce Genmon tuptime Print-out [SOLVED]

Post by rfmoz »

If you already have a working Tuptime installed and Python 3, it's possible to update only the executable file:

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sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rfmoz/tuptime/master/src/tuptime -O /usr/bin/tuptime
As you notice, between releases, Tuptime had also enhaced the output format.

Great that you finally found a workaround.
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