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Recipients Neil Muller, andersjm, belopolsky, davidfraser, hodgestar, tebeka, vstinner, werneck
Date 2008-11-24.15:46:09
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About the timestamp, there are many formats:

(a) UNIX: 32 bits signed integer, number of seconds since the 1st 
january 1970. 
 - file format: gzip header, Portable Executable (PE, Windows), 
compiled python script header (.pyc/.pyo)
 - file system: ext2 and ext3

(b) UNIX64: 64 bits signed integer, number of seconds since the 1st 
january 1970
 - file format: Gnome keyring

(c) UNIX: 32 bits unsigned integer, number of seconds since the 1st 
january 1904
 - file format: True Type Font (.ttf), iTunes database, AIFF, .MOV

(d) UUID60: 60 bits unsigned integer, number of 1/10 microseconds 
since the 15st october 1582
 - all formats using UUID version 1 (also known as "GUID" in the 
Microsoft world)

(e) Win64: 64 bits unsigned integer, number of 1/10 microseconds since 
the 1st january 1601
 - file format: Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .xls, etc), ASF 
video (.asf), Windows link (.lnk)
 - file system: NTFS

(f) MSDOS DateTime or TimeDate: bitfield with 16 bits for the date and 
16 bits for the time. Time precision is 2 seconds, year is in range 
[1980; 2107]
 - file format: Windows link (.lnk), CAB archive (.cab), Word document 
(.doc), ACE archive (.ace), ZIP archive (.zip), RAR achive (.rar)
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