1.5.25: bug in touch statement

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun May 15 17:31:00 GMT 2011


On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 12:09:01PM +0000, Philippe wrote:
>Toby Allsopp <Toby.Allsopp <at> navman.co.nz> writes:
>> On Mon, Mar 28 2011, andre wrote:
>> > I can't do on cygwin 1.5.25 : 
>> > $ touch -t 201103270200 file 
>> > touch: format de date invalide `201103270200' 
>> >
>> > nor this equivalent : $touch -t 03270200 file
>> >
>> > It's very surprising , but ... 
>> > If I change 27 for 28 it's OK - idem if i change 2011 by 2010... 
>> 
>> I would guess this has something to do with the transition to daylight
>> saving time, which happened at 0200 on 2011-03-27.  This means that the
>> time you are specifying didn't ever exist (in your local time zone)
>> because 0200 became 0300.
>> 
>> Perhaps you can get what you want by specifying the time in UTC?
>> 
>> 
>I've found an interesting behaviour with this command on my Windows 7 64bits 
>system.  It seems that there is a bug, or the we should change the 
>documentation... But I can get around with the following date/time format:

Cygwin 1.5.25 is not going to be changed.  What you see is what you get.

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