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Quoted from info ls (formatting file timestamps section):
By default, file timestamps are listed in abbreviated form. Most
locales use a timestamp like `2002-03-30 23:45'. However, the default
POSIX locale uses a date like `Mar 30 2002' for non-recent timestamps,
and a date-without-year and time like `Mar 30 23:45' for recent
A timestamp is considered to be "recent" if it is less than six
months old, and is not dated in the future. If a timestamp dated today
is not listed in recent form, the timestamp is in the future, which
means you probably have clock skew problems which may break programs
like `make' that rely on file timestamps.