Setting Date and Time

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== Setting the date/time using "date" ==
 
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== Future Work ==
 
== Future Work ==

Revision as of 03:27, 17 July 2008

See also Timezone for instructions on changing the time zone.

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Setting the date/time using "date"

To change the date on your Freerunner, issue one of the following commands:

date -s MMDDhhmm
date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY
date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY.ss

where MM is the month, 01-12; DD is the day, 01-31; hhmm is the time, 0000-2359; YYYY is the optional year, and .ss is the optional seconds.

Setting the date/time automatically with NTP

If your Freerunner is connected to the internet, you can instead set the time automatically:

 opkg install ntpclient
 ntpclient -s -h pool.ntp.org

Syncing the hardware clock

No matter which method you used above, sync the hardware clock with the system time to make your change persist over reboots:

hwclock --systohc

Future Work

Presumably it might also be possible to use gpspipe (or something else) to set the date once you have a gps fix? In addition, the phone stack should set the date, time, and timezone once connected to a network.

Personal tools

Setting the date/time using "date"

To change the date on your Freerunner, issue one of the following commands:

date -s MMDDhhmm
date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY
date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY.ss

where MM is the month, 01-12; DD is the day, 01-31; hhmm is the time, 0000-2359; YYYY is the optional year, and .ss is the optional seconds.

Setting the date/time automatically with NTP

If your Freerunner is connected to the internet, you can instead set the time automatically:

 opkg install ntpclient
 ntpclient -s -h pool.ntp.org

Syncing the hardware clock

No matter which method you used above, sync the hardware clock with the system time to make your change persist over reboots:

hwclock --systohc

See also Timezone for changing the time zone.

Future Work

Presumably it might also be possible to use gpspipe (or something else) to set the date once you have a gps fix? In addition, the phone stack should set the date, time, and timezone once connected to a network.