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RE: Why $Id$ has Z - time? Configurable

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-02-07 21:04:30 CET

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, Monks, Peter wrote:

> I could be wrong, but it looks to me like Subversion is using ISO8601
> format [1] for the date/time, in which case the "Z" indicates that the
> value is in UTC (which is almost, but not quite, identical to GMT).
> AFAIK this isn't configurable, and I'm not sure whether allowing it to
> be configured would make sense (consider a chronologically distributed
> team, where each team member could be working on any file in the
> repository - which timezone should Subversion use for each file?).
This is correct, although UTC is sometimes referred to as "Zulu time (see

One could still wonder why LastChangedDate uses local time while Id uses
UTC. I don't know the answer. And yes, it is hard-coded, so no
configurability there.


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