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STIME(2) Linux Programmer's Manual STIME(2)

stime - set time

#include <time.h>

int stime(const time_t *t);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

stime(): Since glibc 2.19: _DEFAULT_SOURCE Glibc 2.19 and earlier: _SVID_SOURCE

stime() sets the system's idea of the time and date. The time, pointed to by t, is measured in seconds since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC). stime() may be executed only by the superuser.

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

Error in getting information from user space.
The calling process has insufficient privilege. Under Linux, the CAP_SYS_TIME privilege is required.


date(1), settimeofday(2), capabilities(7)

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