Bug 9126

Summary: rdate requires -s
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Karl Berry <karl>
Component: rdateAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
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Description Karl Berry 2000-02-04 16:36:19 UTC
unlike every other unix, linux rdate requires -s to
set the date.  argh.

thanks.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-02-04 19:08:59 UTC
I think this is a matter of preference, and there's no compelling reason to make
the change. I know at least a few times, I have been happy to be able to run
rdate without setting the system clock, so I could check the time on a system I
didn't have root on.