Setting Date and Time

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Setting date from the command prompt

To change the date on your Freerunner you have to give the command

date -s MMDDhhmm

or

date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY

or

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.

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

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

Finally, 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.

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Setting date from the command prompt

To change the date on your Freerunner you have to give the command

date -s MMDDhhmm

or

date -s MMDDhhmmYYYY

or

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.

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

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

Finally, 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.