Problem handling future timestamps?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Apr 19 17:30:11 GMT 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 05:20:59PM +0100, Jon Burgess wrote:
> I use rsync as a backup tool (via rsnapshot) and noticed that it had a
> problem with a couple of files which had timestamps way off in the
> future.

That's a unix-time limitation.  The current timestamp resolution can't
represent anything past January 18, 2038.  Fixing that won't be simple,
but should not really be needed for quite a few more years.


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