Mac Tip Podcast – #026 – Check your Macs uptime and reboot history

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Summary: (/images/MTP_600x600.jpg) In this episode of Mac Tip Podcast; Check your Macs uptime and reboot history Download Episode: Click here ( Sponsors: GotoMeeting Hold your meetings online for just $49/mo. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days. ( And by Hostgator with 99.9% uptime, 45 Day Money Back Guarantee and plans as low as $4.95. Visit for more Info ( Show Notes: Not to brag or anything, but unless I’ve run Software Update, I rarely have to reboot my Mac, this might not be that exciting Mac users who have been running Macs for years, but as a recent Windows convert, I find this sweet and informative to check the uptime and reboot history of my Mac, it’s also easy to do and useful too for troubleshooting certain Mac problems. Here’s how to do both via the Command Line: browse to your "Application folder" and under "Utilitys" you will fined "Terminal" To check your Macs uptime, simply type ‘uptime’ in the Terminal. On my mac I have it has been up for 6 Days, 23 hours, and 36 minutes. Thats a long time in windows years. 17:56 up 6 days, 23:36, 2 users, load averages: 0.21 0.18 0.18 Now to Check your Macs reboot history. To check the reboot history of your Mac, type ‘last reboot’ or if that doesn't work 'last | grep reboot' in the Terminal. This will provide you with the dates and times of the last reboots the machine has gone through. reboot ~ Sun Oct 11 18:20 reboot ~ Tue Oct 6 19:13 reboot ~ Wed Sep 30 15:52 reboot ~ Mon Sep 28 04:18 reboot ~ Wed Sep 23 17:53 reboot ~ Sat Sep 19 10:37 reboot ~ Fri Sep 18 18:54 reboot ~ Mon Sep 14 15:34 reboot ~ Fri Sep 11 04:49 like I said before, it may not be useful to some people but its good information to know. And that going to do it for this episode of Mac Tip Podcast I hope you enjoyed it The music for this podcast, preformed by Professor Kliq ( and our announcer was Josh Philpott If you have any comments, questions or tips? Please send them to ( Or leave a voice mail at (304) 449-4335 Twitter users can follow the show at ( If you used iTunes to download this show, Please write a review it helps get this show in the ranks of all the other great Mac Podcasts out there and your always you are welcome to leave comments on the website, ( Thank you and Stay Subscribed