In the latest macOS version (Mojave 10.14 Beta) the ntpdate tool has been removed. What I want to do is to simply restart the computer clock using an NTP server:

sudo ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org

Has Apple published the reasoning behind the removal, and have they replaced it with something else?

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    For whether they've replaced it with something else, it seems they were already phasing it out in previous macOS versions, see How can I tell if my Mac is keeping the clock updated properly? – grg Jul 3 '18 at 5:35
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    I would say this question, is different from the duplicate. The current question is asking for a command alternative, while the linked question is asking how to tell if time is updating. It is possible to use sudo sntp -sS hostname as an alternative to sudo ntpdate -u hostname. Source – jamsinclair Sep 19 '18 at 2:39

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