Contents of the ATCLK.DOC file
(C)Copyright 1987 Walter F. Cox, Jr.
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Walter F. Cox, Jr.
9502 Westwood Dr.
Ellicott City, Md. 21043
Four clock utilities for the AT are encluded in ATCLK.ARC. They
RTC.COM The DOS date and time is set from the RTC.
RDRTC.COM Tells you what the RTC "says".
SATCLK.COM Sets the RTC date and time from the internal clock.
SETALARM Sets an alarm that sounds 3 beeps at the
Using the Utilities
Run RTC to set the DOS date and time from the RTC. This is
done automatically on bootup but this program can be used
if another program has changed the DOS date and time.
RDRTC tells you what the RTC "says". It changes nothing.
Try it one time.
SATCLK sets the RTC according to the internal Time of Day
clock and date. To set the RTC, make sure the date and time
are correct with the DATE and TIME commands, then run
SATCLK. It tells you what time and date were set. If you
want the daylights savings time bit turned on, enter a D on
the command line after SATCLK. There must be a single space
separating the command and the D. If no D or d is found on
the command line, the daylights savings time bit is set to a
SETALARM sets an alarm that gives three beeps at the
designated time. the format is SETALARM HH:MM:SS. The
beeper routine stays resident. Loading the alarm a second
time overlays the first and replaces it. Any other program
can also steal the vector or reset the alarm. If you have
problems, check this out.
Note: These programs check the byte at FFFFEH for an FCH to see
if the system in an AT and will not run if it is not.
The original version of SATCLK had a bug and did not work
correctly for two digit months. This bug has been
The original version of RTC did not set the DOS date. This
version is in response to a request for that function.