Set clock to 12 HR format

How to set the clock in the top panel to 12 HR format. I searched, found nothing here. Google said:
change “~/home/.config/tint2/tint2rc” to

Clock section
time1_format = %I:%M %p

On reboot, it didn’t work.

Are you using Tint2? Or the default Polybar?

More formats here

http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/io/manip/put_time

Don’t know. I’m thinking polybar. Either way, I changed for tint2, that didn’t work. Lokking at polybar config, nothing mentioned about clock settings.
The time format I want is this:
time1_format = %I:%M %p

I’m guessing you’re using Polybar then if you haven’t changed it from Polybar to Tint2.

From the ~/.config/polybar folder, in pastebin or something similar can you please post the contents of config and modules and link them here.

Cheers

~/.config/polybar/modules.conf

;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Clock ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/clock]
type = internal/date
format = <label>
lebel-padding = 1
interval = 5
time = %R
label = %{A1:gsimplecal & disown:} %{A3:gsimplecal & disown:} %time%%{A} %{A}

Read man date

       %p     locale's equivalent of either AM or PM; blank if not known

       %P     like %p, but lower case

       %q     quarter of year (1..4)

       %r     locale's 12-hour clock time (e.g., 11:11:04 PM)

       %R     24-hour hour and minute; same as %H:%M
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polybar config:

;=====================================================
; File Includes
;=====================================================

[section/base]
include-file = /home/vmc/.config/polybar/master.conf
include-file = /home/vmc/.config/polybar/modules.conf

;=====================================================
; Openbox Bars
;=====================================================

[bar/openbox-bar]
inherit = bar/master

; Use $ xrandr -q | grep " connected" | cut -d ’ ’ -f1
monitor =

modules-left = jgmenu workspaces
modules-center = window_switch clock
modules-right = pkg memory temperature coreuse network volume

;=====================================================
; i3 Bars
;=====================================================

[bar/i3-bar]
inherit = bar/master

; Use $ xrandr -q | grep " connected" | cut -d ’ ’ -f1
monitor =

modules-left = jgmenu i3 menu
modules-center = clock
modules-right = pkg memory temperature coreuse network volume

;=====================================================
; Bspwm Bars
;=====================================================

[bar/bspwm-bar]
inherit = bar/master

; Use $ xrandr -q | grep " connected" | cut -d ’ ’ -f1
monitor =

modules-left = bspwm menu
modules-center = clock
modules-right = pkg memory temperature coreuse network volume

polybar modules.config:

;=====================================================
; Modules
;=====================================================

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Jgmenu ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/jgmenu]
type = custom/script
label = %output%
label-padding = 2
interval = 10
exec = echo “”
click-left = “jgmenu_run >/dev/null 2>&1 &”
click-right = exo-open $HOME/.config/jgmenu/jgmenurc

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Openbox Workspaces ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/workspaces]
type = internal/xworkspaces
pin-workspaces = false
enable-click = true
enable-scroll = true
format-padding = 0
icon-0 = 1;
icon-1 = 2;
icon-2 = 3;
icon-3 = 4;
icon-4 = 5;
icon-5 = 6;
icon-6 = 7;
icon-7 = 8;
icon-8 = 9;
icon-9 = 10;
icon-default =
format =
label-active = %icon% %name%
label-occupied = %icon% %name%
label-urgent = %icon% %name%
label-empty = %icon% %name%
label-occupied-padding = 1
label-empty-padding = 1
label-urgent-padding = 1
label-active-padding = 1
label-active-foreground = ${colors.blue}
label-active-underline = ${colors.blue}
label-occupied-underline = ${colors.blue}
label-urgent-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
label-urgent-underline = ${colors.urgent}
label-empty-foreground = ${colors.foreground}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; i3 Workspaces ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/i3]
type = internal/i3
pin-workspaces = true
strip-wsnumbers = true
index-sort = true
enable-click = true
fuzzy-match = true
ws-icon-default = 
format =
label-mode = %mode%
label-mode-padding = 2
label-focused = %index% %name%
label-focused-padding = 2
label-unfocused = %index% %name%
label-unfocused-padding = 2
label-visible = %index% %name%
label-visible-padding = 2
label-urgent = %index% %name%
label-urgent-padding = 2
label-mode-underline = ${colors.urgent}
label-focused-underline = ${colors.trim}
label-visible-underline = ${colors.trim}
label-urgent-underline = ${colors.urgent}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;Bspwm Workspaces;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/bspwm]
type = internal/bspwm
pin-workspaces = true
inline-mode = false
enable-click = true
enable-scroll = false
reverse-scroll = false
fuzzy-match = false
; ws-icon-[0-9]+ = label;icon
; Note that the label needs to correspond with the bspwm workspace name
ws-icon-0 = I;
ws-icon-1 = II;
ws-icon-2 = III;
ws-icon-3 = IV;
ws-icon-4 = V;
ws-icon-5 = VI;
ws-icon-6 = VII;
ws-icon-7 = VIII;
ws-icon-8 = IX;
ws-icon-9 = X;
;ws-icon-default = ♟
format =
label-monitor = %name%
label-mode-padding = 1
label-focused = %icon% %name%
label-focused-padding = 1
label-occupied = %icon% %name%
label-occupied-padding = 1
label-urgent = %icon% %name%
label-urgent-padding = 1
label-empty = %icon% %name%
label-empty-padding = 1
label-dimmed-foreground = ${colors.purple}
label-dimmed-underline = ${colors.purple}
label-dimmed-focused-background = ${colors.purple}
label-focused-foreground = ${colors.blue}
label-focused-underline = ${colors.blue}
label-occupied-underline = ${colors.purple}
label-urgent-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
label-urgent-underline = ${colors.urgent}
; The following labels will be used to indicate the layout/mode
; for the focused workspace. Requires
label-monocle = 
label-tiled = 
label-fullscreen = 
label-floating = 
label-pseudotiled = P
label-locked = 
label-sticky = 
label-private = 
label-sticky-foreground = ${colors.purple}
label-locked-foreground = ${colors.yellow}
label-private-foreground = ${colors.urgent}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Network ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/network]
type = custom/script
exec = check-network
click-left = networkmanager_dmenu &
click-right = networkmanager_dmenu &
label-padding = 1
tail = true

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Window Switch ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/window_switch]
type = custom/script
interval = 5
label = %output%
click-left = skippy-xd
click-right = skippy-xd
exec = echo "  "
format =

;;;;;;;;;
;; CPU ;;
;;;;;;;;;
[module/coreuse]
type = internal/cpu
interval = 1
format-padding = 1
format =
label = %{A1:termite --exec=htop & disown:} %percentage%% %{A}
ramp-coreload-0 = ▂
ramp-coreload-1 = ▃
ramp-coreload-2 = ▄
ramp-coreload-3 = ▅
ramp-coreload-4 = ▆
ramp-coreload-5 = ▇
ramp-coreload-0-foreground = ${colors.foreground}
ramp-coreload-1-foreground = ${colors.foreground}
ramp-coreload-2-foreground = ${colors.yellow}
ramp-coreload-3-foreground = ${colors.yellow}
ramp-coreload-4-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
ramp-coreload-5-foreground = ${colors.urgent}

;;;;;;;;;
;; MEM ;;
;;;;;;;;;
[module/memory]
type = internal/memory
interval = 3
format =
label-padding = 1
label = %{A1:termite --exec=htop & disown:} %percentage_used%%%{A}

;;;;;;;;;
;; PKG ;;
;;;;;;;;;
[module/pkg]
type = custom/script
exec = updates.sh
exec-if = “ping -q -w 2 -c 1 176.34.135.167 > /dev/null”
label = %{A1:termite --exec=pacli & disown:} %{A3:termite --exec=pacli & disown:}%output%%{A} %{A}
tail = true

;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Clock ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/clock]
type = internal/date
format =
lebel-padding = 1
interval = 5
time = %R
label = %{A1:gsimplecal & disown:} %{A3:gsimplecal & disown:} %time%%{A} %{A}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; TEMPERATURE ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/temperature]
type = internal/temperature
interval = 3
thermal-zone = 0
warn-temperature = 70
format =
format-padding = 1
label = %{A1:termite --exec=‘watch sensors’ & disown:} %temperature%%{A}
ramp-0 = “”
ramp-1 = “”
ramp-2 = “”
ramp-3 = “”
ramp-0-foreground = ${colors.blue}
ramp-1-foreground = ${colors.pink}
ramp-2-foreground = ${colors.purple}
ramp-3-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
format-warn =
label-warn = “ %temperature%”
label-warn-padding = 1
label-warn-foreground = ${colors.urgent}

;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Volume ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/volume]
type = internal/volume
master-mixer = Master
format-volume-padding = 1
label-volume-foreground = ${colors.foreground}
label-volume = %{A3:pavucontrol & disown:}%percentage%% %{A}
format-volume =
label-muted = " muted "
ramp-volume-0 = 
ramp-volume-1 = 
ramp-volume-2 = 
ramp-volume-3 = 
label-muted-foreground = #888
ramp-volume-0-foreground = ${colors.foreground}
ramp-volume-1-foreground = ${colors.blue}
ramp-volume-2-foreground = ${colors.orange}
ramp-volume-3-foreground = ${colors.urgent}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; BATTERY ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/battery]
type = internal/battery
; Use $ ls -1 /sys/class/power_supply/
battery = BAT0
adapter = AC
full-at = 98
poll-interval = 5
time-format = %H:%M

format-charging =
format-discharging =
format-full =

ramp-capacity-0 = 
ramp-capacity-1 = 
ramp-capacity-2 = 
ramp-capacity-3 = 
ramp-capacity-4 = 
ramp-capacity-0-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
ramp-capacity-1-foreground = #ffa900
ramp-capacity-foreground = ${colors.blue}

bar-capacity-width = 10
animation-charging-0 = “ ”
animation-charging-1 = “ ”
animation-charging-2 = “ ”
animation-charging-3 = “ ”
animation-charging-4 = “ ”
animation-charging-framerate = 750

;;;;;;;;;;
;; MENU ;;
;;;;;;;;;;
[module/menu]
type = custom/menu
format-spacing = 1
label-open = "  "
label-close = "  "
label-close-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
label-separator = " | "

Top level

menu-0-0 = "  "
menu-0-0-exec = menu-open-1
menu-0-1 = "  "
menu-0-1-exec = menu-open-2
menu-0-2 = "  |"
menu-0-2-exec = menu-open-3

1

menu-1-0 = "  "
menu-1-0-exec = menu-open-0
menu-1-0-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
menu-1-1 = "  "
menu-1-1-exec = exo-open --launch WebBrowser
menu-1-2 = "  "
menu-1-2-exec = exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator
menu-1-3 = "  |"
menu-1-3-exec = exo-open --launch FileManager

2

menu-2-0 = "  "
menu-2-0-exec = menu-open-0
menu-2-0-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
menu-2-1 = "  "
menu-2-1-exec = termite --exec=pacli &
menu-2-2 = "  "
menu-2-2-exec = xfce4-settings-manager &
menu-2-3 = "  |"
menu-2-3-exec = pavucontrol &

3

menu-3-0 = "  "
menu-3-0-exec = menu-open-0
menu-3-0-foreground = ${colors.urgent}
menu-3-1 = "  "
menu-3-1-exec = i3lock-fancy -p -f Ubuntu &
menu-3-2 = "  "
menu-3-2-exec = systemctl -i reboot
menu-3-3 = "  |"
menu-3-3-exec = systemctl -i poweroff

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; Compton Toggle ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/compton_toggle]
type = custom/script
tail = true
label = %output%
click-left = toggle.sh -c -tg &
exec = toggle.sh -c
format =

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; KEYBOARD ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/keyboard]
type = internal/xkeyboard
blacklist-0 = scroll lock
format =
format-spacing = 0

; Available tokens:
; %layout%
; %name%
; %number%
; Default: %layout%
label-layout = %{A1:mintlocale & disown:} %{A3:mintlocale & disown:} %layout%%{A} %{A}

; Available tokens:
; %name%
; Default: %name%
label-indicator = %name%
label-indicator-padding = 2
label-indicator-background = #8139e8

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; ETHERNET ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/wired-network]
type = internal/network
interface =
format-connected =
format-disconnected =
label-connected =  %local_ip%
format-connected-foreground = ${colors.purple}

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; REDSHIFT ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/redshift]
type = custom/script
tail = true
exec = toggle.sh -r
label = %output%
click-left = toggle.sh -r -tg &

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; FILESYSTEM ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/filesystem]
type = internal/fs
format-mounted =
label-mounted = %mountpoint% : %percentage_free%%
mount-0 = /
interval = 1200
fixed-values = false
spacing = 2
label-mounted-foreground = ${colors.yellow}

;;;;;;;;;
;; MPD ;;
;;;;;;;;;
[module/mpd]
type = internal/mpd
format-online =
format-offline =
bar-progress-format = %{+o +u}%fill%%{-o -u}%indicator%%{+o +u}%empty%%{-u -o}
label-offline = mpd is off
format-online-prefix = " "
icon-play = 
icon-pause = 
icon-stop = 
icon-prev = 
icon-next = 
icon-random = 
icon-repeat = 
toggle-on-foreground =
toggle-off-foreground = #55
bar-progress-width = 35
bar-progress-indicator = █
bar-progress-fill = █
bar-progress-empty = ▒
bar-progress-empty-font = 2
bar-progress-indicator-font = 2
bar-progress-fill-font = 2
bar-progress-fill-foreground = #bb
bar-progress-empty-foreground = #44
bar-progress-indicator-foreground = #A85659

;;;;;;;;;;
;; WIFI ;;
;;;;;;;;;;
[module/wireless-network]
type = internal/network
interface =

format-connected =
format-packetloss =
label-connected = " %local_ip% "
ramp-signal-0 = 
ramp-signal-1 = 
ramp-signal-2 = 
ramp-signal-3 = 
ramp-signal-4 = 
ramp-signal-5 = 
ramp-signal-0-foreground = #F03051
ramp-signal-1-foreground = #F07127
ramp-signal-2-foreground = #F9CE56
ramp-signal-3-foreground = ${colors.purple}
ramp-signal-4-foreground = ${colors.purple}
ramp-signal-5-foreground = ${colors.purple}
animation-packetloss-0 = :warning:
animation-packetloss-1 = :signal_strength:
animation-packetloss-0-foreground = #ffa64c
animation-packetloss-1-foreground = #000000
animation-packetloss-framerate = 500

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; VOLUME BAR ;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
[module/volume-bar]
type = internal/volume
bar-volume-font = 2
bar-volume-width = 20
format-volume =
label-volume = "  "
label-muted = "  mute"
label-volume-foreground = #B6C2E7
format-muted-foreground = #E76BB4
bar-volume-foreground-0 = #92A3F7
bar-volume-foreground-1 = #92A3F7
bar-volume-foreground-2 = #6BB3E7
bar-volume-foreground-3 = #6BB3E7
bar-volume-foreground-4 = #6BB3E7
bar-volume-foreground-5 = #6BE7D8
bar-volume-foreground-6 = #6BE7D8
bar-volume-gradient = true
bar-volume-indicator = |
bar-volume-fill = •
bar-volume-empty = ·
bar-volume-empty-foreground = #666666

edit:I see that now. Its the format of modules.

Edit2: modules.config > time = %I:%M %p

Nate was too quick.

@verndog
Just a small note here… If you use a capital ‘P’ as opposed to ‘p’, pm will display in lowercase, which (imo) looks better.

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