MirOS Manual: timedc(8)

TIMEDC(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual                 TIMEDC(8)

NAME

     timedc - timed control program

SYNOPSIS

     timedc [command [argument ...]]

DESCRIPTION

     timedc is used to control the operation of the timed(8) program. It may
     be used to:

     •   Measure the differences between machines' clocks,
     •   Find the location where the master time server is running,
     •   Enable or disable tracing of messages received by timed, and
     •   Perform various debugging actions.

     Without any arguments, timedc will prompt for commands from the standard
     input. If arguments are supplied, timedc interprets the first argument as
     a command and the remaining arguments as parameters to the command. The
     standard input may be redirected causing timedc to read commands from a
     file. Commands may be abbreviated; recognized commands are:

     ? [command ...]

     help [command ...]
             Print a short description of each command specified in the argu-
             ment list, or, if no arguments are given, a list of the recog-
             nized commands.

     clockdiff host [...]
             Compute the differences between the clock of the host machine and
             the clocks of the machines given as arguments.

     msite [host ...]
             Show the master time server for specified host(s).

     trace { on | off }
             Enable or disable the tracing of incoming messages to timed in
             the file /var/log/timed.log.

     election host
             Asks the daemon on the target host to reset its "election" timers
             and to ensure that a time master has been elected.

     quit    Exit from timedc.

     Other commands may be included for use in testing and debugging timed;
     the help command and the program source may be consulted for details.

FILES

     /var/log/timed.log        tracing file for timed
     /var/log/timed.masterlog  log file for master timed

DIAGNOSTICS

     ?Ambiguous command
             abbreviation matches more than one command
     ?Invalid command
             no match found
     ?Privileged command
             command can be executed by root only

SEE ALSO

     date(1), adjtime(2), icmp(4), timed(8)

     R. Gusella and S. Zatti, TSP: The Time Synchronization Protocol for UNIX
     4.3BSD.

HISTORY

     The timedc command appeared in 4.3BSD.

MirOS BSD #10-current            May 11, 1993                                1

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