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Filesystem timestamps

Filesystem timestamps

Posted Oct 20, 2011 15:50 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: Filesystem timestamps by garloff
Parent article: Time zone database attacked but finds a new home

Actually file timestamps are stored neither in UTC nor in local time, but in the famous »number of seconds elapsed since 1 January 1970, 0:00 UTC« format. These are then converted to whatever timezone one has set up when they are being displayed.


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