I'm looking for the service that runs that sets up the correct time on my system. Does anyone know what service does this?


Usually that is ntp (the daemon named ntpd) for Network Time Protcol.

For example:

In Fedora, you may be looking for


which is related to this package:

timedatex is a D-Bus service that implements the org.freedesktop.timedate1
interface. It can be used to read and set the system clock, the real-time clock
(RTC), the system timezone, and enable or disable an NTP client installed on
the system. It is a replacement for the systemd-timedated service.
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  • I think timedatex (or systemd-timedated for that matter) don't actually do anything by themselves - they act as an interface for setting the time. – muru Jan 27 '16 at 2:20
  • OP doesn't provide clues, which is why I said "may be". – Thomas Dickey Jan 27 '16 at 2:21

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