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    Linux time update util


    Hey, does anyone know of a small app i can run on my linux box so it gets the accurate time off an atomic clock every few hours or summin? My hardware clock seems to be a bit borked :P

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    Head over to http://ntp.org. Install the ntp tools and you can set a cron job to set the time/date however often you would like.
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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    cool! to setup a cron job (running rh9) do i just put a link to it in /etc/cron.daily ? if im wrong can u tell me how? Thanks greatly

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    Just make a script as follows:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    ntpdate navobs1.gatech.edu
    You can use whatever server you like.

    Now:

    Code:
    su -
    (enter root password)
    mv /path/to/script /etc/cron.daily
    chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/script.sh
    That's all there is to it!
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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    cool, thanks!

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