ntp-wait - waits until ntpd is in synchronized state

Last update: March 23, 2023 21:05 UTC (6ad51a76f)


ntp-wait [ -v ] [ -n tries ] [ -s seconds ]


The ntp-wait program blocks until ntpd is in synchronized state. This can be useful at boot time, to delay the boot sequence until after ntpd -g has set the time.

Command Line Options

-n tries
Number of tries before giving up. The default is 1000.
-s seconds
Seconds to sleep between tries. The default is 6 seconds.
Be verbose.