Daylight savings time problem

Fabio Durieux Lopes durieux_br at
Wed Mar 26 20:37:16 CET 2008


   I'm trying to execute some operations based on a file's time. The 
file's time is actually the file's name (e.g. FILE1_20080326170558).
   So I do this:
   fileTimeInSecs = time.mktime(time.strptime(timeString, 
   timeString contains the date part of the file's name. Function 
strptime returns a time_struct, but my problem is that tm_isdst is 
set to 0, and when we enter daylight savings time the file's time is 
off by 1 hour. This time_struct is also read only so I can't change 
tm_isdst to -1.

  Anyone knows how to fix it?

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