Running ntpdate from cron.daily

Stephen Kuhn yank.down.under at
Sun Jul 17 22:33:10 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-07-17 at 09:38 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> In order to keep the SheevaPlug that controls my weather station time
> synchronised I followed the instructions in [1] and created a file
> etc/cron.daily/ntpdate containing
> ntpdate
> and made it executable.  This did not work and I realised that I
> needed to start the file with
> #! /bin/bash
> and then it worked fine.  Before I go and edit the wiki can someone
> confirm that I have correctly analysed the problem.

You can set options for ntpdate in the /etc/default/ntpdate file, along
with the /etc/ntp.conf => this would allow you to not have a script at
all, and just modify the configurations directly from either of these
two files; so you'd not need a cron job. HTH.

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