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from Pogo, Walt Kelly The turtle has been swimming in the kernel.

Synopsis

ntptime [-chr] [-e est_error] [-f frequency] [-j]
        [-m max_error] [-o offset] [-s status]
        [-t time_constant]

Description

Checks the kernel configuration for the NTP user interface syscalls ntp_gettime() and ntp_adjtime(). If present, the current timekeeping data are displayed. If not, a disappointment is displayed. See the kernel page file in the HTML documentation in distribution for further details.

A similar display can be obtained using the ntpq program and kerninfo command.

This program is useful only with kernels featuring the ntp_adjtime(2) system call or local equivalent, as described in the A Kernel Model for Precision Timekeeping page,

Options

-c

Display the execution time of ntptime itself.

-e est_error

Specify estimated error, in microseconds.

-f frequency

Specify frequency offset, in parts per million.

-h

Display help information.

-j

Report in JSON rather than plain text.

-m max_error

Specify max possible errors, in microseconds.

-o offset

Specify clock offset, in microseconds.

-r

Display Unix and NTP times in raw format.

-s status

Specify clock status. Better know what you are doing.

-t time_constant

Specify time constant, an integer in the range 0-10.

Bugs

The format for modes and status in the JSON report is less than ideal.


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