Re: speaking of system time, I can't set mine across boots
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Howell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Andrew> Matthew Swift writes:
>> Hi, ever since the change back to EST from EDT, my system clock has
>> been an hour fast. I set it with date --set, and the time remains
>> changed for the duration of the session, but when I reboot, it's back
>> to being an hour fast. I boot via an MSDOS-MBR -> linux partition with LILO.
>> If I reboot and then go to either DOS or Debian, the clock is still
>> the old time too.
>> My machine is standalone, and I have xntpd installed but the daemon
>> turned off. The same thing happens if I use ntpdate to set the clock
>> while I am ppp'd to a network. The same thing happens if I set the
>> time while su'd to root or actually logged in to root.
>> If I set the time with the MSDOS time command, the system stays
>> Any ideas on what the problem is?
Andrew> The date command doesn't actually seem to save the time. Have to use DOS
Andrew> date or set the time in the BIOS.
Use the clock command:
bash# /sbin/clock -h
clock: illegal option -- h
clock [-u] -r|w|s|a|v
r: read and print CMOS clock
w: write CMOS clock from system time
s: set system time from CMOS clock
a: get system time and adjust CMOS clock
u: CMOS clock is in universal time
v: print version (1.4) and exit
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