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From the discussion, it seems that for some weird reason, you get different results in the mtime field of stat than you expect.

How are you building your expectation of what is correct?

The following program should output the correct mtime for each file, which should be identical with what the OS thinks, as verified via dir:

use strict; for my $file (@ARGV) { print "Checking '$file'\n"; if( -f $file ) { system("dir $file"); my $mtime= (stat($file))[9]; print "Mtime: $mtime\n"; print "As string: " . localtime($mtime); } else { print "File '$file' does not exist, skipping\n"; }; }; __END__ Checking '' Volume in Laufwerk Q: hat keine Bezeichnung. Volumeseriennummer: 5A02-C2B6 Verzeichnis von Q:\ 06.11.2014 12:01 336 1 Datei(en), 336 Bytes 0 Verzeichnis(se), 956.154.372.096 Bytes frei Mtime: 1415271660 As string: Thu Nov 6 12:01:00 2014

Ideally, you should always find that the output of the timestamps as reported by dir are identical to the output of the timestamp as found via $mtime and output via localtime.

In reply to Re: comparing 2 file time date stamps by Corion
in thread comparing 2 file time date stamps by craigt

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