How to allow normal users to adjust date and time?

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Jan 13 01:14:14 UTC 2006

Toby Kelsey wrote:

> neil woolford wrote:
>> I'd like to be able to allow (selected) normal users to set the time and
>> date of their systems, using the gui interface accessed by
>> right-clicking the clock and selecting Adjust Date & Time.
>> By default this is only accessible by users with administrative
>> privileges, I don't want to give all these privileges to normal users
>> just so that they can adjust and synchronise the time on their machines.
>> How should I go about doing this, ideally without departing too far from
>> the default install?
> You could instead run ntpd to synchronise the clocks automatically.

ntpd seems like overkill.  I run ntpdate out of /etc/network/if-up.d/, so
every time an interface is configured, it tries to set the time.

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