[arch-general] pacman.log has no timezone information in timestamp

Lone_Wolf lonewolf at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 1 23:50:35 UTC 2019

On 01-03-2019 23:46, Florian Wehner wrote:
> Hi!
> I just used the /var/log/pacman.log for the first time to give me the 
> last date-time I did a system upgrade ('starting full system upgrade' 
> in the log). There is no time-zone info in the time-stamp. It's also 
> not UTC. Does anyone know if this is by design or a bug?
> Example Output:
> [2019-03-01 16:59] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
> Expected Output:
> [2019-03-01 16:59-05:00] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
> It's confusing when you travel a lot or use 'datediff'.
> --Florian

During installation you set a symlink from /etc/localtime to a timezone.

I'm 99% sure the timezone set there is whats used by pacman.log .


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