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

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at tysdomain.com
Wed Mar 26 11:38:18 EDT 2014

On 3/26/2014 11:29 AM, John G. Heim wrote:
> Well, here is a command that will tick off seconds based on the system 
> time of a linux machine:
> watch -tn1 date +'%S'
Could that perhaps be combined with sox to achieve the sound the OP wants?
> 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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