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Re: Timezone information in Subversion repository

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-09-11 16:20:39 CEST

"Francois Beausoleil" <fbos@users.sourceforge.net> writes:

> Does Subversion store time in UTC and a TZ offset, or does it store
> the time already offset ?

Yes, the server sets the svn:date property on the revision, in UTC,
based on the server's own clock.

The client converts UTC to localtime when printing the logs.

> If Subversion stores the local time, what happens when a server changes
> timezone ? Will the server even know about it ?

If the server changes timezone, nothing happens. It continues to
store revision dates in UTC.

But clock skew is still a problem. See issue 752.

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