[cvsnt] Timestamp question/issue

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Aug 17 00:27:18 BST 2006

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Trevor Leybourne wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using CVSNT and have a question regarding timestamps:
> I create a new file called myfile.txt with some text in it (it is not 
> important) and add it to the repository. I then modify this file and add 
> $Id$ to the top of the file and commit the change to the repository.
> If I view the history of the file, the timestamp on the file is correct and 
> shows the correct date/time of the modification.
> However, the contents of the $Id$ string is out by 12 hours (ie: It shows 
> the GMT+0 time and not my local time which is GMT+12). Is this normal, or is 
> there a setting I can change to make the $Id$ correctly calculated.
Everything in cvs is calculated from GMT, including the $Id$ strings. 
Certain commands can display local time (log -T, status -T) but there's 
nothing currently for command substitution (which would have to be local 
time on the server not the client which may not be what you want).


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