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Retrieves the date and time from other machines

'rdate' retrieves the date and time from another machine on your network, using the RFC 868 protocol. If you run rdate as root, it will set your machine's local time to the time of the machine that you queried.

Related Projects

  • Rsync
  • Pysync
  • Rsnapshot


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey27 April 2004

Leaders and contributors

Elliot Lee Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/rdate
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:sopwith@redhat.com

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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