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Andre Carregal wrote:
But the second bug reported, related to lfs.touch on FAT systems,
turned out to be more bizarre than expected. When executing

local testdate = os.time({ year = 2007, day = 10, month = 2})
assert (lfs.touch (tmpfile, testdate))
local new_att = assert (lfs.attributes (tmpfile))
assert (new_att.access == testdate, "could not set access time")

on a FAT 12 system, it fails on the assert with a "could not set
access time" error.

Apparently FAT 12 and FAT32 are not very easy on the time handling side
and it seems that Python has passed by problems like that (tks Mascarenhas):

Does anyone know what may be happening or how to get over this?
Mentions to "not using Windows" may be spared please. :o)

Have you compared the values, i.e. are they within a certain range? Access time seems to have a resolution of one day, so the sample code *should* work. However it could still be losing some precision, though I wouldn't know why (timezone?).

 - Peter Odding