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> > The conclusion is that os.time expects a table in local time and not in utc.
> > A os.utime or similar would be quite useful.
> Like I said in stackoverflow, unfortunately, os.utime cannot be
> implemented within ISO C and POSIX.

What is wrong with the following implementation?

TZ = os.difftime(os.time("*t", 0)), os.time("!*t", 0)))

function utime (t)
  t.sec = t.sec + TZ
  return os.time(t)

It uses only ISO C stuff...

-- Roberto