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I am a programmer working on embedded linux,

On my device, I need to set time everytime when I want to use it to check my program.

Is there any command or script which sets time from some Internet timeserver everytime?


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Most likely which ever linux disto your working on has a NTP package which will allow you to sync with any pulic NTP server

Tutorial for ubuntu(should be similar in other distros):

Time servers:

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You will have to have the ntp package installed.

If ntp is running:

ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org

otherwise without ntp running, I believe it would be:

ntpdate pool.ntp.org
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