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time format affected by time switching?!

Posted on 2006-10-30
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Hi,
I have this date format

simpleTimeFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss");
simpleTimeFormat.format( new Date(file.lastModified()) ).toString()

I get oddly the time increased automatically with 1 hour for a file before swithcing to new timing (before 29.10.06) !! how to prevent it from returning the time increased, ie to return exactly the time the file holds regardless of the winter or summer switching.
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Question by:TheSilverBullet
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by:sciuriware
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Set the timezone to GMT or UTC, that's without daylight saving time.

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by:TheSilverBullet
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I have set it to GMT but it returns one hour less!!!
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Less than what?

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by:TheSilverBullet
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than before, the file modification time is 9:30 , before it was increased 1 hour more automatically, ie in the debugger it reads 10:30 , which is not correct , if I set the simple date format default zone to GMt I get 8:30
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Then set it to GMT+1 (C-EUROPE): you'll get what you set for.

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by:TheSilverBullet
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I know, but what if the tool will be used in japan later on? this will give wrong results , wont it?
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by:sciuriware
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That's a Microsoft problem solved by Bell Labs in 1969,
so UNIX (and derivates) and LINUX don't know this problem.
In Windows you're bound to always account for the timezone.

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