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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for rdate (redhat section 1)

RDATE(1)							      Red Hat								  RDATE(1)

NAME
rdate - get the time via the network
SYNOPSIS
rdate [-p] [-s] [-u] [-l] [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).
HISTORY
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)