[Techtalk] If it weren't so embarasssing, it would be funny

Anne Forker Anne_Forker at BetaResearch.de
Fri Oct 12 09:50:26 EST 2001

Hi Jenn,

On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Jennifer Davis wrote:

> What is the command to change the time?

date(1) for the internal clock of your operating system and hwclock(1) for
the hardware clock (hence the name). Actually, the hardware clock is
the one which causes the "clock skew" messages. Both commands may only be
executed by root.

The command

 	hwclock --set --date "12 October 2001 09:41"

sets your clock to the date I had when sending this mail. ;-)

Chaney :-)

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