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rdate: get the time via the network

NAME

rdate - get the time via the network

SYNOPSIS

rdate [-p] [-s] [-u] [-l] [-t sec] [host...]

DESCRIPTION

rdate connects to an RFC 868 time server over a TCP/IP network, printing the returned time and/or setting the system clock.

OPTIONS

-p
Print the time returned by the remote machine.
-s
Set the system time to the returned time.
-u
Use UDP instead of TCP as the transport.
-l
Use syslog to output errors (cron.warning) and output (cron.info).
-t
Set timeout in seconds for every attempt to retrieve date.

HISTORY

2004-03-16 Johan Nilsson <joh-nils [at] dsv.su.se>
Timeout support added.
2002-11-06 Elliot Lee <sopwith [at] redhat.com>
Patch from Tomek Orzechowski <orzech [at] pld.org.pl> - alarm(10) to not wait forever for connections.
2001-05-23 Phil Knirsch <pknirsch [at] redhat.com>
Added UDP protocol support. Close the connection after message handling in conformance to RFC 868.
2002-03-07 Elliot Lee <sopwith [at] redhat.com>
Add syslog functionality.
2000-02-04 Elliot Lee <sopwith [at] redhat.com>
Wrote it (previous incarnation had license problems, all 200 lines of it).