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stime: set time

NAME

stime - set time

SYNOPSIS

#include <time.h>

int stime(const time_t *t);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

stime():
    Since glibc 2.19:
        _DEFAULT_SOURCE
    Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
        _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

NOTE: This function is deprecated; use clock_settime(2) instead.

stime() sets the system's idea of the time and date. The time, pointed to by t, is measured in seconds since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC). stime() may be executed only by the superuser.

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

EFAULT
Error in getting information from user space.
EPERM
The calling process has insufficient privilege. Under Linux, the CAP_SYS_TIME privilege is required.

CONFORMING TO

SVr4.

NOTES

Starting with glibc 2.31, this function is no longer available to newly linked applications and is no longer declared in <time.h>.

COLOPHON

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SEE ALSO

date(1), settimeofday(2), capabilities(7)