a program to facilitate setting a clock in sync with linux?

John G. Heim john at johnheim.com
Wed Mar 26 11:29:42 EDT 2014

Well, here is a command that will tick off seconds based on the system 
time of a linux machine:

watch -tn1 date +'%S'

On 03/26/14 07:12, Jayson Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I think what is wanted is a program to tick off seconds, as accurately
> as possible, and probably announce the time every minute or so, though
> I'm not sure about this. I think the intended purpose is to synchronize
> standalone talking clocks/watches to the Linux box, rendered accurate
> via NTP. Obviously such clocks/watches have no means of synchronization
> to any accurate time source except by use of human effort.
> I know of a program that simulates the tone signals produced by WWV and
> WWVH. It simulates everything except the 100HZ digital time code, the
> double ticks to indicate the difference between UTC and UT1 or whatever
> it's called, and the voice announcements. Unfortunately, it runs on
> Windows, not Linux.
> Jayson
> On 3/26/2014 7:05 AM, Kyle wrote:
>> I was just thinking you may want something that just ticks off seconds.
>> In this case, you can probably use a tick sound and the sleep command in
>> a script to get something fairly close to what you want. It's crude, but
>> effective.
>> ~Kyle
>> http://kyle.tk/
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