Modification times

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Mon Mar 22 05:13:46 PST 2004


On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Daryl Lee wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:08:17PM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Mar 2004 21:48:03 -0500 Daryl Lee <dlee at altaregos.com> wrote:
> >
> > ><snip>

> > > When I looked at the linux-2.4.24 directory, this is an excerpt of what
> > > I saw:
> > >
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        14910 Mar 21  2004 .config
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         4311 Mar 21  2004 .depend
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root       197505 Mar 21  2004 .hdepend
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 root     root            2 Mar 21 19:05 .version
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 573      573         18691 Aug  2  2002 COPYING
> > > -rw-r--r--    1 573      573         82089 Nov 28 13:26 CREDITS
> > > drwxr-xr-x   33 573      573          3760 Mar 11 22:32 Documentation
> > >
> > ><snip>

> That only begs the question of how they got a future timestamp in the
> first place.

Clocks on two different computers, not sync'd? One has clock at UTC, the
other at MS Windows settings? One has ntpd (or equivalent) running, the
other doesn't and is off a bit?

Do an ls -l on them until they move into the past. Then compare that
list to the original. maybe that'll give a clue as to where to start
looking?

I don't know how they are created, so I assume it is not an effect of
some local run that makes a new file, but something copies (with -a or
similar?) files from somewhere?

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