[vdr] set system time without root priviledges

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sat Jul 23 22:14:51 CEST 2005


Simon Baxter wrote:
> Can't I just add an entry in sudoers for the date command?  Can I 
> incorporate a 'sudo date set' into vdr?? 

The settime patch does it this way. It may need several attempts, 
because all the user- and process-switching adds some delay to the 
clock, but it works. The su implementation is imho a lot cleaner way though.

See:

   http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Settime-patch
   http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/Settime-patch

A patched version for recent builds is here:

   http://urichter.cjb.net/vdr/?h=settime&l=en

Cheers,

Udo



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