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sb1066 -, 2010-10-29 07:24


If your clock is getting out of sync the best thing would be to use an ntp server. But since that require a internet connection I wrote a small script that uses the time table transmitted by the DVB providers instead.

{{{
#!/bin/bash

UTC=`/usr/bin/dvbsnoop -N 1 0x14 | /bin/grep 'UTC_time' | /bin/cut -c27-45`
date --utc --set="${UTC}"
}}}

In order for this to work you need: * a DVB card in your computer (obviously). * [http://dvbsnoop.sourceforge.net/ dvbsnoop] installed. * rights to change the clock * to have your bios set to UTC time (and correct timezone in linux)

Updated by sb1066 - almost 10 years ago · 3 revisions