Find out uptime of VPS

My friend send email asking for command line. His boss don’t believe on uptime report  he made. He told me that he got the report from 3rd party that manage the server.  He want to know it and will show the result to his boss.

As far as I know the command for checking are :

1. uptime

# uptime
04:17:02 up 82 days, 23:34,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

2. w

# w

04:17:05 up 82 days, 23:34,  1 user,  load average: 0,00, 0,00, 0,00
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
root     pts/0    04:16    0.00s  0.03s  0.02s w

As usual for more detail or option available using man.

# man uptime

UPTIME(1)                     Linux User’s Manual                    UPTIME(1)

uptime – Tell how long the system has been running.

uptime [-V]

uptime  gives  a one line display of the following information.  The current time, how long the system has been running, how many users are cur-
rently logged on, and the system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes.

This is the same information contained in the header line displayed by w(1).

/var/run/utmp  information about who is currently logged on
/proc     process information

uptime was written by Larry Greenfield <[email protected]> and Michael K. Johnson <[email protected]>.

Please send bug reports to <[email protected]>

ps(1), top(1), utmp(5), w(1)

Cohesive Systems                  26 Jan 1993                        UPTIME(1)

If you want to print it you might want to export it first.

# man uptime > uptime.txt

If you have vps or dedicated server then you can compare it versus confirmation email from provider.