Re: VFAT 2.1.47

Andreas Schwab (
Mon, 28 Jul 97 11:33:04 +0200

Michael Harnois <> writes:

|> Also: I've noticed that both msdos and vfat leave the directory
|> entries to which the filesystem is mounted showing odd dates and
|> times. Was this the case previously? bzw, I use /ddrive to mount my
|> dos d: drive. Before I mount, the directory entry is

|> drwxrwxrwx 2 mharnois mharnois 1024 May 16 10:17 ddrive

|> and after I mount it is

|> drwxrwxr-x 9 mharnois mharnois 16384 Dec 31 1969 ddrive

There is nothing odd at all. The root directory on a fatfs doesn't
have a time stamp, so it is set to zero, and in your timezone it will
display like this. In my timezone this will be Jan 1 1970.

Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something              completely different"