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Synchronize the time on Ubuntu from a NTP Server

July 1, 2014 Linux, Ubuntu

To synchronize the time on a Ubuntu computer, with the time from a NTP server, you can simply run the following command:

sudo ntpdate

Replace “” with your NTP time server of choice.
Example output:

$ sudo ntpdate
 1 Jul 00:50:12 ntpdate[31843]: adjust time server offset -0.001309 sec

Your time will now be synchronized to the time from the NTP server.
You can put this in a cron job to periodically update the time, to ensure its always up to date. This can be important when looking over logs. The right time makes things a lot easier.
If you need to change your timezone, please check out:
Change the Timezone in Ubuntu

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