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Old 04-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
leontini
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timestamps dont comply with hardware or system time


Hello all,

I have a strange problem with the timestamps on my files. It seems they are set approximately 980 seconds (around 16 minutes) ahead of the true time. I have already checked that "hwclock" and "date" report the same time, and they do. They report the true time. However, anything that changes timestamps (even "touching" a file) sets the timestamps in the future, which is causing me some hassles with "make".

Has anyone seen this before? From what clock are the timestamps set?

Thanks,
 
Old 04-03-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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Here's an article on that issue.

http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutil...eutils_58.html
 
Old 04-04-2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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Thanks bigrigdriver,

But the article was not quite what I was after. What did help was a few hours away from the computer for me to realise that my home directory is managed by NIS, ie; is NFS mounted. Sure enough, the NFS server's time is 16 minutes in the future.

Apologies to everyone for my feeble brain.
 
  


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