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Re: date command

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: date command
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 10:20:07 +0000

On Feb 1, 2008 8:24 AM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:

> > Basicaly the goal ist, to set back the time at a certain moment for 1
> > Second. It's all about the leap-second which might be set every last
> > second of the 31th of dec. or 30th of june...
> > Doing this with the new date command the time is set back to 2 seconds
> > rather then one... with the old date command using the minute's 60st
> > second a step-back for one second is possible.
> >
> > Do you have any idea how this may happen?

Leap seconds occur in UTC.   They are often handled by the kernel (if
at all) and a common way to do this is to run an NTP client.    See
also http://www.cis.udel.edu/~mills/leap.html

It is normally not necessary to introduce a manual adjustment with
"date" in order to maintain synchronisation.


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