ntpdate pool.ntp.org && hwclock --systohc && hwclock --adjust

Synchronize both your system clock and hardware clock and calculate/adjust time drift

Do not run this command if you already have ntpd running! This needs to run as root, for example with sudo: sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org && sudo hwclock --systohc && sudo hwclock --adjust This command will fetch accurate time from NTP servers and synchronize your system clock, then it will use the system clock to synchronize your hardware clock, and will calculate the time drift.
Sample Output
4 Jun 09:21:19 ntpdate[10819]: step time server 67.220.194.133 offset 0.613237 sec

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By: Weboide
2009-06-04 13:35:14

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What Others Think

A little correction to the command, the correct address is pool.ntp.org .
sunny256 · 467 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks sunny256, I just modified it :)
Weboide · 467 weeks and 3 days ago

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