[erlang-questions] File creation times under Windows

John Hughes <>
Mon Oct 27 12:48:07 CET 2008


I would have expected that, once a file has been created, then its creation 
time should remain constant (unless explicitly modified)--wouldn't you? Not 
so! At least, not under Windows. Under both XP and Vista, the file creation 
time reported by file:read_file_info changes by an hour when daylight saving 
time ends (and presumably also when it begins)!

File system design according to the Principle of Greatest Astonishment, 
evidently.

John 




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