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Set or get date from realtime clock (QNX Neutrino)
|You must be root to run this utility.|
Update the current time based on the time from the specified clock:
rtc [-b [base][,[reg_shift][,[mem_map][,c_offset]]]] [-l] [-r rate] [-S seconds] clock_type
Set the time of the specified clock to the current time:
rtc [-b [base][,[reg_shift][,[mem_map][,c_offset]]]] -s [-l] clock_type
- -b [base][,[reg_shift][,[mem_map][,c_offset]]]
- The location of the RTC chip:
- base -- the base address of the chip.
- reg_shift -- spacing of the device registers as a
power of 2. For example:
- Registers are 1 byte apart.
- Registers are 2 bytes apart.
- Registers are 4 bytes apart.
- Registers are 2n bytes apart.
The default reg_shift is 0.
- mem_map -- memory or I/O space.
- c_offset -- offset to the century byte in NVRAM.
- ("el") Set hardware time to local time, not Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is the standard term for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The -l option has no effect if the clock_type is net.
- -r rate
- Rate at which to adjust the OS time if it's currently within 60 seconds (or value set by -S) of the time from the source specified by clock_type. The rate is turned into a percentage 1/rate. The default rate is 100 (1%).
- -S seconds
- Specify the maximum number of seconds difference between current time and new time before jam loading rather than slowly adjusting. (see -r for the convergence speed). Default: 60.
- Set hardware to current date and time.
- One of the following:
Clock type Description hw Hardware clock (automatically selects one based on information provided by the startup) at (deprecated) IBM PC/AT Compatible hardware clock ds1386 Embedded Dallas Semiconductor DS1386 ps2 (deprecated) IBM PS/2 Compatible hardware clock rtc72423 Embedded Fox RTC-72423 rtcsh4 Integrated into the Hitachi SH4 7750/7751 cpus mc146818 IBM PC/AT Compatible hardware clock m48t5x STMicroelectronics TIMEKEEPER Series clock net [node] Hardware clock on a remote node
The rtc command gets or sets the date and time from a battery backed-up hardware clock.
If your machine has a builtin clock/calendar, you should include the following command in your startup script so QNX Neutrino automatically reads the time when the system starts:
If the RTC chip has been set to the UTC timezone, startup sets the correct time of day automatically on booting. If the RTC chip is set to local time, or for some reason startup doesn't know where the RTC chip is, you'll need to include the appropriate rtc command in the startup script specified in your mkifs buildfile.
You can use clock type net [node] to get the date from a specified node, or to set the date on a specified node. If node isn't specified, the default is the local machine. When clock type net [node] is used, the -l option has no effect.
|Be careful if you set the date during the period that a time zone is switching to daylight saving time (DST). When a time zone changes to DST, the local time goes back one hour (for example, 2:00 a.m. becomes 1:00 a.m.). The local time during this hour is ambiguous (e.g. 1:14 a.m. occurs twice in the morning that the time zone switches to DST). To avoid problems, use UTC time to set the date in this period.|
Update the current date and time from the hardware clock:
Set hardware clock with current date and time:
rtc -s hw
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