[RSYNC] bad modify/change time set by rsync ?

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Tue Jan 6 21:35:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, LEGOND Fabrice!

>> --modify-window
>>      When comparing two timestamps, rsync treats the timestamps as being
>>      equal if they differ by no more than the modify-window value.  This
>>      is normally 0 (for an exact match), but you may find it useful to
>>      set this to a larger value in some situations.  In particular, when
>>      transferring to or from an MS Windows FAT filesystem (which
>>      represents times with a 2-second resolution), --modify-window=1 is
>>      useful (allowing times to differ by up to 1 second).
>> Yes, (ex)FAT just doesn't have the resolution to represent some
>> timestamps, specifically it can only record even seconds.

> Yes, that were also a guess at one moment in my testing time, but was 
> discarded because, as I said, I had the very same problem on a ntfs 
> partitions which have far greater precision. So is this normal ?

This is normal when your timezone is incorrect on one of the hosts. Means,
conversion to UTC result in different timestamps.

Please don't break threads.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 07.01.2015, <00:15>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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