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This program gives you raw access to the kernel time variables. For a machine connected to the Internet, or equipped with a precision oscillator or radio clock, the best way to keep the system clock correct is with xntpd. However, for a standalone intermittently connected machine, you may use adjtimex instead to at least correct for systematic drift. Adjtimex can optionally adjust the system clock using the CMOS clock as a reference, and can log times for long-term estimation of the drift rates.


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Download version 1.20 (stable)
released on 17 September 2004



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GPLv2Janet Casey1 August 2001

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 May 2008.


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