Manual Reference Pages  - RDATE (1)

NAME

rdate - get the time via the network

CONTENTS

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 retreive date.

HISTORY

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


Utilities RDATE (1) May 2001
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