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Re: the time-stampe in CVS is wrong

From: Andrew Johnson
Subject: Re: the time-stampe in CVS is wrong
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 19:17:22 -0500

address@hidden wrote:
> The timestamp, the time when a file last was changed, is not correct in
> wincvs.
> The clock on the server is correct, many of the NTs I have checked (have not
> checked everybody) are correct, but yet the timestamp on winCVS is
> incorrect. It used to differ with 3 hours now its 2 hours.

Would that perhaps have been the other side of a daylight savings change? 
I note from the message headers that your timezone is currently +0200...

> Can anyone give me some hints on what to check? what clock is winCVS using,
> how does winCVS get the timestamp on a file?

CVS uses UTC (or Greenwich Mean Time to give its old if not quite correct
name).  If you're working on the other side of the world to your
collaborators who are remotely accessing the same repository (and some of
us do that kind of thing), you want the system to know the proper time
despite the differences.  You can't change this aspect of CVS.

- Andrew
The world is such a cheerful place when viewed from upside-down
It makes a rise of every fall, a smile of every frown

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