[tz] Old timestamps on files

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Sat Dec 29 23:23:36 UTC 2018

Paul Eggert said:
> My personal record for old files is this one:
> $ ls -l --time-style=+'%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %z' $HOME/.plan
> -r--r--r-- 2 eggert faculty 386 1981-07-14 16:01:39 -0700 /home/eggert/.plan
> and yes, 1981 is really when I last changed that file, on a VAX-11/780 running

I can beat you:

-rw-rwSr--  1 clive  parent   74560 1980-04-28 04:58:00 +0100 /u/clive/relics/games/elite/elites.exe

(That surprised me, but I'm pretty sure it's genuine. I believe it's
actually a Windows, or MS-DOS, executable that I was given by the author.)

I also have a number of files dated 1980-01-01 with a range of times, but I'm
a bit more suspicious about them. Though since they are Infocom games they
might be genuine.

> Extra 
> credit if you can identify the quote.

Not sure: it looks like something from the Devil's DP Dictionary, by Stan
Kelly-Bootle. Now if I could only find my copy ...

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