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arr531

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UTC time set utility
« on: January 30, 2015, 03:26:27 am »
Hi everyone, I was looking for a internet time utility that would sync the clock to utc and not local time. I tried daytime but that sets it to local time.

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Re: UTC time set utility
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 03:44:29 am »
Just set TZ to UTC0 and Daytime will set to UTC.  :P
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arr531

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Re: UTC time set utility
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 01:50:01 pm »
Thanks Neil for the suggestion but I have clocks that do respect the TZ variable and adjust for DST so that would be awkward. I noticed that the daytime package I downloaded also has the source to it so I think I will take a look at that.

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Re: UTC time set utility
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 02:29:47 pm »
Try wrapping daytime in a script (or possibly a DTProgram object, or use RUN!) that sets TZ=UTC0 for that session only.

arr531

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Re: UTC time set utility
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 04:55:20 pm »
Thanks Alex, I will consider that. It certainly is not a problem to do. I still will look into the daytime source.

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Re: UTC time set utility
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 03:02:36 pm »
Okay, I did look at the latest source for daytime I got off of Hobbes. It was just a matter of switching from using localtime() to gmtime() in one line of code.  :)