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I use PC On/Off Time for Windows. It reads the system's boot/shutdown events from the system log and displays them in a nice GUI:

PC On/Off Time GUI

As a side note, I wrote a PowerShell script (Windows only) that does the same thing, but without GUI.

Is there a similar tool for Linux? It should

  • Show daily uptime intervals and daily total
  • Consider suspend/wake up as well as boot/shutdown
  • Work nicely with sessions that span over midnight
  • A GUI would be nice to have, but textual output is ok
  • Open Source

I don't need the network feature. Local machine only.

  • Well, you could use graylog or kibana with a good set of configurations will do much more than that – Jorge Campos Jun 6 '17 at 13:48
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    Why would a Linux machine ever be down, or even reboot? Just draw a stright line ;-) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jul 7 '17 at 8:04
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I may be a weird one, but the only Linux machines that I turn on/off on a "as I'm using it" basis would be laptops. My desktops stay on 24/7 unless we have a power failure, and my servers I've rebooted occasionally but never turned off.

My desktop at the moment - we're in summer storm season here in Florida, and I loose power on occasion or the power blips. Really need to get a new UPS...

user@darkstar ~ $ uptime
 12:59:42 up 4 days, 19:51,  1 user,  load average: 0.11, 0.39, 0.43
user@darkstar ~ $ 

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