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Re: Setting system time on startup

Patrick Hsieh wrote:
Hello Pietro Cagnoni <pcagnoni@mclink.net>,

What is the advantage to keep the clock on GMT?

it keeps your system simpler and cleaner. believe me, it's worth it!

for instance, linux needs the bios clock on gmt, so adjusts it at boot
and at shutdown. if you don't shutdown properly (a power outage, or a
kick to the plug) the bios clocks remains to gmt, but the reboot adjust gets done anyway, and you double your gmt displacement.

so your start getting incoherent file modification times. if you're
a frequent user of make, you can understand the subsequent mess...


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