Computer Tips - How can I accurately set the time on my Linux box?

Date: 2018aug14 OS: Linux Q. How can I accurately set the time on my Linux box? A. Its best to run a time service all the time. But if you want to correct the time right away or its off by a lot you can do:
ntpdate <ftp-server>
For example:
ntpdate time.google.com
You can see a list of more NTP servers here: https://www.ntppool.org/en/ The ntpdate command is in package ntpdate on most distros.