[tz] Old timestamps on files
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Mon Dec 31 13:32:49 UTC 2018
Garrett Wollman said:
>>> 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.
> 1980-01-01 is the (PC|MS)-DOS epoch. Early PCs did not have a battery backed clock, and so every boot would require manually setting the clock -- and many people did not bother to do so, hence timestamps of that date are not to be trusted.
That would explain those, yes.
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