Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh

date --set="$(ssh user@server date)"
Shorter, easier to remember version of cmd#7636 NTP is better, but there are situations where it can't be used. In those cases, you can do this to sync the local time to a server.
Sample Output
Tue Aug 30 16:00:02 EDT 2011

By: splante
2011-08-30 20:03:06

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Is there a nice way to do that the other way round? So set the date on a machine to you SSH to, not from a machine you SSH to.
bugmenot · 534 weeks and 3 days ago
Sure. From the time source server do: ssh user@host "date --set \"$(date)\""
TommyBotten · 533 weeks and 6 days ago
@TommyBotten Than You Tommy. This was useful
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slimus · 33 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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