Provided by: rdate_1.4-7_i386 bug

NAME

     rdate - set the system’s date from a remote host

SYNOPSIS

     rdate [-psau] host [port]

DESCRIPTION

     rdate displays and sets the local date and time from the host name or
     address given as the argument. It uses the RFC868 protocol which is
     usually implemented as a built-in service of inetd(8).

     Available options:

     -p      Do not set, just print the remote time

     -s      Do not print the time.

     -a      Use the adjtimex(2) call to gradually skew the local time to the
             remote time rather than just hopping.

     -u      Use UDP instead of TCP as the transport.

FILES

     /var/log/wtmp  A record of date resets and time changes.

SEE ALSO

     adjtimex(2), gettimeofday(2), utmp(5), inetd(8)