BBWin V.12 filesystem epoch time and local time conflict

McGraw, Robert P rmcgraw at
Tue Jun 24 16:40:08 CEST 2008

I have the [file:] set up in central mode on our BBWin V.12 client and it
returns the following client data to the Hobbit server.

	type:0x00020 (file)
	mode:777 (not implemented)
	owner:0 (not implemented)
	group:0 (not implemented)
	atime:1214222069 (2008/06/23-11:54:29)
	ctime:1213796626 (2008/06/18-13:43:46)
	mtime:1214222069 (2008/06/23-11:54:29)

On my hobbit server hobbit-clients.cfg I have

	FILE c:\Alligate\AAATEST red MTIME<88200

The YYYY/MM/DD-HH:MM:SS atime, ctime and mtime are local time.

During testing I noticed that the red icon would come on before I had 

I decided to do a little checking and using a web epoch time calculator.

If I enter 2008/06/23-11:54:29 it returns the epoch time of 1214236469, which 
does not match mtime epoch time above.

If I enter the epoch mtime 1214222069 I get Mon Jun 23 2008 07:54:29
GMT-0400 (EDT) which does not match the date.

If I enter epoch time 1214236469 I get Mon Jun 23 2008 11:54:29 GMT-0400

It seems that the YYYY/MM/DD-HH:MM:SS time is reported in local time and the 
epoch time is reported in GMT time which throws things off by four hours.

The following is the code in filesystem

  325 	reportData << format("type:0x%05x ") % 
  326 	if (handle_file_info.dwFileAttributes & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)
  327 		reportData << "(dir)" << endl;
  328 	else
  329 		reportData << "(file)" << endl;
  330 	reportData << "mode:777 (not implemented)" << endl;
  331 	reportData << format("linkcount:%u") % handle_file_info.nNumberOfLinks 
<< endl;
  332 	reportData << "owner:0 (not implemented)" << endl;
  333 	reportData << "group:0 (not implemented)" << endl;
  334 	reportData << format("size:%lu") % fsize << endl;
  335 	string output;
  336 	GetTimeString(handle_file_info.ftLastAccessTime, output);
  337 	reportData << "atime:" << output << endl;
  338 	GetTimeString(handle_file_info.ftCreationTime, output);
  339 	reportData << "ctime:" << output << endl;
  340 	GetTimeString(handle_file_info.ftLastWriteTime, output);
  341 	reportData << "mtime:" << output << endl;
  342 	fclose(f);
  343 	return true;

The function GetTimeString seems to be the code that is returning the time 
information. I have not been able to find this code in the BBWin svn so I am 
not sure if this is a local function or a system function.

I am not a Window type guy and no very little about such things. Can a super 
duper window type person peruse this and see what they can find.




Robert P. McGraw, Jr.
Manager, Computer System                 EMAIL: rmcgraw at
Purdue University                         ROOM: MATH-807
Department of Mathematics                PHONE: (765) 494-6055
150 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067

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