What would cause an unexpected massive transfer

Craig Barratt cbarratt at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Oct 31 05:20:16 GMT 2005

Harry Putnam writes:

> I've rsynced two directory structures back and forth a few times.
> [snip]
> The file systems in volved are (xp)NTFS on one end and Fat32 on the
> external drive.

This is the DST problem with how Fat32 represents mtime.
Fat32 uses localtime, so the unix-derived (UTC) mtime with
Fat32 changes with DST.  Sad, huh?

See the excellent write-up by the late JW Schultz:



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