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Some people are obsessed with time, they assure you that every second counts. . . . I have strong doubts about that, and even would like to defend the theory that time is mankind's worst invention . . . . . but, if you absolutely want to update your clock to the correct atomic clock time:

$ su
< password >
# rdate -s && hwclock --systohc

The first part updates your system time, the second part ( after the && ) updates the BIOS clock, so if you only want your system time updated leave the “&& hwclock --systohc” off.

For the real time fanatics we can even automate the process . . . ( well isn´t that what computers are for ? )
You can add the line above at the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.local to make it update every time you boot. Of course you need a broadband connection that is started during boot for it to be effective.


NOTE: You will need to have “rdate” installed ( check your package manager )

PS: If you get an odd time, rightclick the clock, select "Adjust Time and Date" and check if the timezone is set correctly

-- Jan 16 2004 ( Revised Dec 15 2005 ) --

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