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Using the real rdate to sync your computer's time.
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musher0


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Sep 2015, 18:56    Post subject:  Using the real rdate to sync your computer's time.
Subject description: A temporary solution to a problem that we all had at some point.
 

Hello, all.

There's been a discussion on the French side for about a week at
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=864682#864682
about using the real rdate to update a computer's clock when the mother-board battery
is getting old and starting to fail.

I've just published a bilingual version there.

Since space is at a premium on this board I won't repeat myself, especially because the
blingual version above has identical comments in English and in French.

However, I will gladly answer any questions you may have below and provide
translations if need be.

Again, because space is at a premium on this forum, I will not be duplicating here the
material that was uploaded there, in particular the freshly compiled openrdate (aka rdate).

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In a nutshell, my script is not a replacement for the general timesync.sh script by
member Lance, which is included in every Puppy and typically used when you indicate
your time-zone when you set up your first Puppy session.

My script is much simpler. Its only purpose is to update your clock during any session --
until you find the time and money to replace the round battery on your mother-board.
Which I insist that you do ASAP if you can, since it's the only real solution to this. (BTW,
replacing the battery on the mother-board is much simpler than it seems.)

You can either press 'q' to close the window or let it close itself after 9 seconds.
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Enjoy.

musher0
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musher0


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2016, 07:18    Post subject:  

Hello all.

The only purpose of this post is to rise this thread from the dead!

I came back here today because I needed to install the real rdate / openrdate utility plus the
companion script, and I just realized that there had been no interest for it on the Anglo side.

Your bad! Laughing Or maybe your nickel-sized computer batteries never run out or you have
the knack of always being on time! Laughing

BFN.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2016, 15:43    Post subject:  

ZZZZ Ha ha. Actually, it looks like a pretty good utility. I'll have a go at it. - Thanks Musher0

Copied the script and used it. I will comment that the yellow fonts don't appear well against a white terminal background. Otherwise, looks like it worked well.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2016, 19:34    Post subject:  

I mostly trust the battery-powered clock on my wall, which I set using time.gov.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2016, 20:36    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
I mostly trust the battery-powered clock on my wall, which I set using time.gov.

Good source, close to home. Important, that.

Euh... you go to the time.gov site and you set the clock manually, right?
Or you just concentrate to set the clock? Laughing (telepathically)

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