rdate



RDATE(1)                            Red Hat                           RDATE(1)




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, print-
       ing 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                          May 2001                           RDATE(1)

Man(1) output converted with man2html