Nanosecond timestamps

Asked by Mechanical snail on 2010-12-30

Duplicity 0.6.10 (the latest version in the Ubuntu Lucid repositories) seems to have a timestamp granularity of 1 second. Has this been fixed in development versions?

(Possibly relevant implementation details: GNU tar does support nanosecond timestamps, but you have to explicitly tell it to create POSIX-format tar files.)

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Kenneth Loafman
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2011-01-02
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2011-01-01

Yes, the granularity is one second. It's a limitation of the tarfile.py
that we currently use. We should update to the newest version available in
the Python libraries, but no one has had the time to do so.

..Ken

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Mechanical snail <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #139585 on Duplicity:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/duplicity/+question/139585
>
> Duplicity 0.6.10 (the latest version in the Ubuntu Lucid repositories)
> seems to have a timestamp granularity of 1 second. Has this been fixed in
> development versions?
>
> (Possibly relevant implementation details: GNU tar does support nanosecond
> timestamps, but you have to explicitly tell it to create POSIX-format tar
> files.)
>
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Thanks Kenneth Loafman, that solved my question.