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NAME

       systemd-timedated.service, systemd-timedated - Time and date bus mechanism

SYNOPSIS

       systemd-timedated.service

       /lib/systemd/systemd-timedated

DESCRIPTION

       systemd-timedated is a system service that may be used as a mechanism to change the system
       clock and timezone, as well as to enable/disable network time synchronization.
       systemd-timedated is automatically activated on request and terminates itself when it is
       unused.

       The tool timedatectl(1) is a command line client to this service.

       See the developer documentation[1] for information about the APIs systemd-timedated
       provides.

LIST OF NETWORK TIME SYNCHRONIZATION SERVICES

       systemd-timesyncd will look for files with a ".list" extension in ntp-units.d/
       directories. Each file is parsed as a list of unit names, one per line. Empty lines and
       lines with comments ("#") are ignored. Files are read from /usr/lib/systemd/ntp-units.d/
       and the corresponding directories under /etc/, /run/, /usr/local/lib/. Files in /etc/
       override files with the same name in /run/, /usr/local/lib/, and /lib/. Files in /run/
       override files with the same name under /usr/. Packages should install their configuration
       files in /usr/lib/ (distribution packages) or /usr/local/lib/ (local installs).

       Example 1. ntp-units.d/ entry for systemd-timesyncd

           # /usr/lib/systemd/ntp-units.d/80-systemd-timesync.list
           systemd-timesyncd.service

       If the environment variable $SYSTEMD_TIMEDATED_NTP_SERVICES is set, systemd-timesyncd will
       parse the contents of that variable as a colon-separated list of unit names. When set,
       this variable overrides the file-based list described above.

       Example 2. An override that specifies that chronyd should be used if available

           SYSTEMD_TIMEDATED_NTP_SERVICES=chronyd.service:systemd-timesyncd.service

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), timedatectl(1), localtime(5), hwclock(8), systemd-timesyncd(8)

NOTES

        1. developer documentation
           https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/timedated