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Re: Time sync

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Time sync
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 23:02:30 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Fred . wrote:
> Why is there no 'time synchronization' feature in the 'date' software
> that comes with GNU Coreutils?

Tasks such as that require a long running deamon process to keep the
system in step with the outside world.  The date command is a simple
run and exit command.  It is not designed to be a daemon.  Also very
good alternatives already exist.  It wouldn't make sense to duplicate
that code in date.

> It would be nice to be able to sync the date with remote Internet
> time servers.

See the ntpd project.  It is the standard upon which all others
build.  If you are running a standard software distribution then it is
very likely that ntpd is already included.




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