Re: setting the date for testing
On 2020-12-06 21:43, Michael Grant wrote:
I need to set the date to several years in the future in order to test
something. When I do this via the date command, the date returns back
almost instantly (or within a few seconds).
# timedatectl set-time 2025-12-06 20:41:41
Sat 6 Dec 20:41:43 GMT 2025
Sat 6 Dec 20:41:44 GMT 2025
Sun 6 Dec 20:41:48 GMT 2020
I’m not using ntp (that I know of).
# timedatectl timesync-status
Failed to query server: The name org.freedesktop.timesync1 was not
provided by any .service files
# timedatectl show
TimeUSec=Sun 2020-12-06 20:37:19 GMT
RTCTimeUSec=Sun 2020-12-06 18:51:22 GMT
How can I stop (temporarily) the system from automatically setting the
date so that I can set it forward?
I encountered this type of thing myself a while ago as well. And, just
like you, I thought there was no NTP running, but systemd had some
tricks upon its sleeve.
Try this to see if it solves your troubles:
# timedatectl set-ntp true
Changes to the status of this service will not be immediately noticed by
timedatectl. Thus, you'll have to enter the following command too:
# systemctl restart systemd-timedated.service