Bug 10336 - Time in file listing with --list-only option is inconsistent whether dst is given or not
Time in file listing with --list-only option is inconsistent whether dst is g...
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
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: P5 normal
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
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Reported: 2013-12-19 12:42 UTC by Pavel Šimerda (pavlix)
Modified: 2013-12-19 23:05 UTC (History)
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Description Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2013-12-19 12:42:25 UTC
(from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918399)

Description of problem:
The modification time of listed files (with --list-only option) is in current local timezone except the case of using rsync:// protocol. Time in UTC is listed in such case.

## The current timezone is CET, +1 hour
# date +%Z

# rsync -a --list-only /root/local/ localhost::remote
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/01/25 14:06:05 .
-rw-r--r--    20000000 2013/01/25 14:06:05 bigfile

# rsync -a --list-only /root/local/
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/01/25 15:06:05 .
-rw-r--r--    20000000 2013/01/25 15:06:05 bigfile

#3 rsync -a --list-only /root/local/ localhost:/root/remote
root@localhost's password: 
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/01/25 15:06:05 .
-rw-r--r--    20000000 2013/01/25 15:06:05 bigfile

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up and run an rsync daemon with some module, e.g. "remote"
2. Run commands and see the different results:
rsync -a --list-only /root/local/
rsync -a --list-only /root/local/  localhost::remote
Actual results:
The listed times differ depending on wheather remote rsync destination is given or not

Expected results:
Either consistent output (both timestamps in the same timezone) or some note in help why this happens (in case there is some purpose for this behaviour)

--- Additional comment from Michal Trunecka on 2013-01-25 09:38:13 EST ---

And if the files are actualy transfered with the times listed using --out-format option, the time is printed also in the local timezone. So only the listing with remote rsync destination lists the files with UTC timestamps.

# rsync -a --out-format '%n%L %M'  /root/local/ localhost::remote
./ 2013/01/25-15:06:05
bigfile 2013/01/25-15:06:05
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2013-12-19 23:05:13 UTC
rsync always outputs the time in whatever timezone the process is setup in.  If your ssh login is different from the daemon, you'll get a different output.  You can always change your daemon by tweaking its environment when it is started (e.g. set TZ), and you can affect a remote-shell run rsync via an --rsync-path option (e.g. have it set TZ before running rsync).  Rsync doesn't have a way to export a TZ setting from the client to the server, and I don't plan to add one.