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Re: what shall we do with the drunken time_t ?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: what shall we do with the drunken time_t ?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:37:51 -0700
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On 04/25/2017 12:09 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
Emacs also appears to not use st_mtime of opened files (at least not by 
But if it warned the user about files modified in the background (like Nodepad++
and KDE kate do), it would exhibit the same symptom.

Your latest message prompted me to search microsoft.com further, and I found this:


which says that the glitchy behavior is "by design" (!) and occurs in NTFS but not FAT (!!).

I wonder whether Cygwin deals with this problem?

Perhaps we should just advise NTFS users to not click the box saying "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes" in their MS-Windows preferences.

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