does Linux log time/date changes?
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    does Linux log time/date changes?

    Thanks in advance to all who respond - it's been a long day and I'm not up to scouring google for my answer tonight (a quick initial search didn't yield any positive results)

    Simple question: Does Linux log manual time/date changes? If so, where (/var/what?)

    To my knowledge (i tested this already) Windows XP does not...at least not in it's default logging configuration.

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    What distrobution are you using?

    I was suprised to find that Lindows has the same security setting GUI as um "windows"... lol

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    re: what distro

    My question is distro neutral/generic.

    I'm just curious if 'Linux' logs a time and/or date change as a default behavior.
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    From what I've seen in RH and others, the answer's no. Time comes from your bios' RTC and then is adjusted by the timezone and settings of the OS. Now if you have a prog that's trusted in sudo or whatnot to run ntpdate, you'll have that logged by default. But the short answer, no.
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    re: Vorlin

    Thanks.

    That answers my question

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    From my BSD man output:

    "/var/log/wtmp record of date resets and time changes
    /var/log/messages record of the user setting the time"


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