Misleading timestamps on setup-x86_64.exe

Mark Geisert mark@maxrnd.com
Mon Mar 18 08:55:00 GMT 2019

Jim Fehrle wrote:
> I downloaded two copies of setup-x86_64.exe, one a year or more
> ago (v2.882) and one today (v2.895).  Both of them have timestamps in my
> filesystem of 11/27/2017, which I expect is being copied from the server I
> downloaded from.
> It would be helpful if these timestamps reflected when those versions were
> created by Cygwin.  It would give you an idea how old or new your version
> is.

Here are mine:
/c/staging ls -l Cygwin??/setup*.exe
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Mark None 1171475 Dec 20 01:18 Cygwin32/setup-x86.exe*
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Mark None 1224211 Dec 20 01:17 Cygwin64/setup-x86_64.exe*

Check the size of your v2.895 against the last line above.  If it's different, 
you may not have the recent version you think.  I don't want to speculate why.

How did you download?  Is there a proxy cache in the way?


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