systemd-timedated.service(8) — Linux manual page

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SYSTEMD-TIMEDATED.SERVICE(8)emd-timedated.serviceMD-TIMEDATED.SERVICE(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-timedated.service, systemd-timedated - Time and date bus
       mechanism

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-timedated.service

       /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-timedated

DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-timedated.service is a system service that may be used as
       a mechanism to change the system clock and timezone, as well as
       to enable/disable network time synchronization.
       systemd-timedated is automatically activated on request and
       terminates itself when it is unused.

       The tool timedatectl(1) is a command line client to this service.

       systemd-timedated currently offers access to the following four
       settings:

       •   The system time

       •   The system timezone

       •   A boolean controlling whether the system RTC is in local or
           UTC timezone

       •   Whether the time synchronization service is enabled/started
           or disabled/stopped, see next section.

       See org.freedesktop.timedate1(5) and
       org.freedesktop.LogControl1(5) for information about the D-Bus
       API.

LIST OF NETWORK TIME SYNCHRONIZATION SERVICES         top

       systemd-timesyncd will look for files with a ".list" extension in
       ntp-units.d/ directories. Each file is parsed as a list of unit
       names, one per line. Empty lines and lines with comments ("#")
       are ignored. Files are read from /usr/lib/systemd/ntp-units.d/
       and the corresponding directories under /etc/, /run/,
       /usr/local/lib/. Files in /etc/ override files with the same name
       in /run/, /usr/local/lib/, and /usr/lib/. Files in /run/ override
       files with the same name under /usr/. Packages should install
       their configuration files in /usr/lib/ (distribution packages) or
       /usr/local/lib/ (local installs).

       Example 1. ntp-units.d/ entry for systemd-timesyncd

           # /usr/lib/systemd/ntp-units.d/80-systemd-timesync.list
           systemd-timesyncd.service

       If the environment variable $SYSTEMD_TIMEDATED_NTP_SERVICES is
       set, systemd-timesyncd will parse the contents of that variable
       as a colon-separated list of unit names. When set, this variable
       overrides the file-based list described above.

       Example 2. An override that specifies that chronyd should be used
       if available

           SYSTEMD_TIMEDATED_NTP_SERVICES=chronyd.service:systemd-timesyncd.service

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), timedatectl(1), localtime(5), hwclock(8),
       systemd-timesyncd(8)

COLOPHON         top

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