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stime(2)                   System Calls Manual                  stime(2)

NAME         top

       stime - set time

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <time.h>

       [[deprecated]] int stime(const time_t *t);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see

           Since glibc 2.19:
           glibc 2.19 and earlier:

DESCRIPTION         top

       NOTE: This function is deprecated; use clock_settime(2) instead.

       stime() sets the system's idea of the time and date.  The time,
       pointed to by t, is measured in seconds since the Epoch,
       1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC).  stime() may be executed only by
       the superuser.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and
       errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       EFAULT Error in getting information from user space.

       EPERM  The calling process has insufficient privilege.  Under
              Linux, the CAP_SYS_TIME privilege is required.

STANDARDS         top


HISTORY         top


       Starting with glibc 2.31, this function is no longer available to
       newly linked applications and is no longer declared in <time.h>.

SEE ALSO         top

       date(1), settimeofday(2), capabilities(7)

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Linux man-pages 6.9.1          2024-05-02                       stime(2)

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