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Hi there,

It's frustrating to deal with problems like this, and i'm sure you're pulling your hair out a bit. ;o) But it seems that this is not a Perl problem. Trying to look for a Perl solution may be part of the problem.

From what I gathered from your results of the tests suggested by the monks above, Perl mtime agrees with what you get when you use DIR from the command prompt. It's Windows Explorer itself that disagrees with the DIR command prompt. Take a look at this MSDN article that mentions Windows Explorer has changed the algorithm it uses to display dates, while the command line (and other mtime users presumably) have not.

This is really a question for Microsoft, no?

P.S. This thread has been very confusing to catch up on because your tests are not minimal, there is no need to compare pairs of files, and definitely not 12 pairs. Just pick a file to work with.

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

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