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Re: Problem with daylight saving time, off by one hour
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb 28 10:00, Frank Farance wrote:
>> I've had Cygwin running on a Windows XP workstation for years using
>> rsync as my primary backup tool for my data files. The workstation just
>> crashed with a hard drive failure, I've replaced the drive and so on.
>> I was recovering most of the files with WinSCP (5.0.5) from the backup
>> While this was going on, I was working on the script to recover the
>> files (essentially swapping the arguments to the rsync script I used for
>> backup). As I was testing this on already-recovered files (via
>> WinSCP) I
>> noticed that some needed to be transferred again. To make a long story
>> short, rsync (via Cygwin) has a different sense of time than WinSCP or
>> Windows for files modified during summer time.
>> For example, the file 100_1164.JPG copied by WinSCP reports a timestamp
>> of 2005-09-01 10:46, which is consistent with the EXIF data in the file,
>> and consistent with Windows XP's report of the time 10:46.
>> Meanwhile, rsync belives the file is different and looks to update it.
>> Furthermore, ls reports the wrong time (via --full-time) as 11:46 -0400.
>> Yes, ls has the right timezone offset (it was summer time in NYC on
>> 2005-09-01), but the time itself is wrong. Even when I precede the
>> command with TZ=UTC0, the UTC time reported by ls is wrong (says 15:46,
>> should be 14:46).
> I can't reproduce this issue. I have files created during summer time
> as well, on my Linux machine and my Cygwin box. The output of ls -l in
> Linux and Cygwin is identical for the files on the Samba share,
> and the timestamps of Windows and Cygwin are identical as well.
> Are the timezone settings on the remote machine and the local machine
> Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
> Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
> Red Hat
Thank you for your help. Yes, both are America/New_York.
My configuration is: (1) workstation and backup server on same LAN, (2)
workstation running Windows XP, (3) backup server running FC8 (184.108.40.206
kernel), (4) no Samba shares.
(1) copy summer files from backup server to workstation via WinSCP
(2) inspect timestamp on server
(3) inspect timestamp on workstation using right-click -> properties
(4) use "ls --full-time" to see local files and they will be different
than what Windows reports
(5) now rsync the files and you'll see the workstation files are to be
(6) once rsync completes, Windows (via properties) reports the wrong time
Although this is a problem in the context of rsync, the real problem is
that cygwin has a different sense of time than Windows for the summer
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