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Old 08-07-2002, 10:48 PM   #1
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Clock on wrong time

My clock is showing the wrong time. How can I get it back to the right time?
Old 08-07-2002, 10:54 PM   #2
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use date

to set the time use the following comand:

date MMDDhhmm
MM: Month - 08
DD: Day - 07
hh: the current hour in 24 hour time
mm: the current minute use 2 digits, like 09

so for me i would type:

date 08072050
hope that helps
Old 08-07-2002, 11:04 PM   #3
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nope... al it does is print:

Thu Aug 8 12:06:32 2002 -0.6 blahblah seconds

Thats not the correct time... GRRRRR!
Old 08-08-2002, 05:38 PM   #4
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You have to use the -s argument to set the time. Try man date to see the full usage of date. Also, you must have root level privileges.

scott@linuxbox:~> date
Thu Aug 8 17:34:49 CDT 2002
scott@linuxbox:~> date -s 19:04
date: cannot set date: Operation not permitted
Thu Aug 8 19:04:00 CDT 2002
scott@linuxbox:~> date
Thu Aug 8 17:34:59 CDT 2002 <-- Notice it didn't change
scott@linuxbox:~> su root
scott@linuxbox:/home/scott# date -s 19:05
Thu Aug 8 19:05:00 CDT 2002
scott@linuxbox:/home/scott# exit
scott@linuxbox:~> date
Thu Aug 8 19:05:12 CDT 2002

Last edited by jeepix; 08-08-2002 at 05:42 PM.
Old 08-08-2002, 08:45 PM   #5
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You can look into 'ntpdate' to sync your date/time with a time server.
# ntpdate
 8 Aug 21:43:19 ntpdate[25341]: adjust time server offset 0.000404 sec


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