Re: time zone and UTC issue [BIOS]
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: time zone and UTC issue [BIOS]
- From: Ralf Mardorf <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:37:40 +0100
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I guess there's a language barrier.
Those two files were not saved with Linux and not saved with Windows,
they were saved by the BIOS:
spinymouse@q:~$ ls -l /media/spinymouse/INTENSO/*.CMO
-rw-r--r-- 1 spinymouse spinymouse 304 Oct 22 2011 /media/spinymouse/INTENSO/B22OCT11.CMO
-rw-r--r-- 1 spinymouse spinymouse 304 Sep 30 2011 /media/spinymouse/INTENSO/B30SEP11.CMO
This are the settings of the BIOS.
There is no time shown, but the date depends to the time.
If I would use UTC, how should I ensure that the date would be correct
for Germany? Yes, by the file name, but the date for the files could be
If I use local time, the BIOS can save the correct date and it won't
harm Linux. Even if it would cause a wrong time for Linux, I could run
ntpdate and the Linux time would be correct.
So, UTC has got an disadvantage and local time has got no disadvantage.