date is off of system clock by about 9 minutes

Andrew Schulman
Wed Sep 28 22:10:00 GMT 2011

> Andrew Schulman writes:
> > > Both 'date' and 'ls' show times that are ahead of the system clock by about 9
> > > minutes, 24 seconds.
> > 
> > I just ran rebaseall for other reasons (bzr again), and now the problem has
> > disappeared.
> Check the archives for why the problem occurs; it's been brought up before.  But
> stopping all Cygwin processes, as one does for rebaseall, causes 'date' and
> system clock to be in sync again in new Cygwin processes afterwards.  So you've
> coincidentally done the exact fix required.  Be happy.

Thanks.  It took a while but I found the explanation at

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