54650Re: FAQ: Windows and the time change
- Nov 1, 2004Dan Sharp wrote:
> Robin Becker wrote:I just got the bug by leaving gvim editing a file all nite long. When I tried to use it today it gave this error msg. As
> > My time zone switched over today BST-->GMT and I now find that VIM
> > thinks the filetimes are wrong. So I get a W11 message opening a file
> > and doing :w immediately.
> > I have used VI/VIM/GVIM for a long time and never saw this before. Is
> > it GVIM or perhaps some evil monitor/spy program. Procexp doesn't see
> > anyone else working on the file.
> > I am using XP SP2 and GVIM has version below.
> I started to send a reminder email mentioning this problem this morning
> but couldn't reproduce it on my machine, so I wasn't sure if it only
> occurred on the Spring time change or both. This is a problem on
> Windows systems. The FAQ entry from
> http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/vimfaq.html#33.12 is quoted below.
> 33.12. Everytime I save a file, Vim warns about the file being changed
> outside of Vim. Why?
> If you get the following warning message, everytime you save a file:
> WARNING: The file has been changed since reading it!!!
> Do you really want to write to it (y/n)?
> then this problem could be related to a bug in MS-Windows on the day
> daylight saving time starts. Vim remembers the timestamp of the file
> after it was written. Just before the next write the timestamp is
> obtained again to check if the file was changed outside of Vim. This
> works correctly, except on the day daylight saving time starts.
> This problem will go away the next day after the day the daylight saving
> time starts.
> For more information, read
> :help W11
> Dan Sharp
per the W11 help setting TZ=-5 worked for me.
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