Running rsync on machines in different timezones

Martin Pool mbp at
Wed Sep 12 18:37:56 EST 2001

On 10 Sep 2001, Ragnar Kj?rstad <rsync at> wrote:
> [ I'm not on the list - please CC replies to me ]
> Does rsync work properly (is it able to determine wich files are new
> correctly) when ran on machines set up with different timezone-settings?

Yes.  rsync works in unix timestamps, which are in universal time.
You should try to have the machines' clocks synchronized, but it
is not really necessary.


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