ntp-wait - waits until ntpd is in synchronized state

Last update: June 24, 2022 18:39 UTC (49e34905f)


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.