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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, 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 retrieve 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 confor-
	      mance 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)
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