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[Q] how to deal with 'clock vs hwclock' call

I had a bug reported against apmd because apmd.c somewhat hackishly calls
clock(8) as per

         case APM_CRITICAL_RESUME:
            time( &then );
            system( "clock -s" );
            time( &now );
            check_power( 1, 0 );

I have the feeling that I should replace that by a call to a shell script
which also checks for UTC. A really simple version ( which uses the rcS
script maintained by sysvinit ) would be

	#! /bin/sh
	[ -f /etc/default/rcS ] && . /etc/default/rcS
	hwclock $GMT "$@"

But shouldn't something like this be provided by util-linux ?

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