File timestamp precision on Linux?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Jun 9 06:42:02 UTC 2014

On 09/06/2014 00:57, Zhong Yu wrote:
> Apparently, Java8 reports Linux file timestamps only in SECOND
> precision? Am I doing something wrong?
> Java version:
> java version "1.8.0_20-ea"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_20-ea-b17)
> Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.20-b17, mixed mode)
> Linux version:
> Linux 3.10.40-50.136.amzn1.x86_64 x86_64
> (an amazon aws micro instance)
It supports higher precision timestamps too. Can you run locally and 
print out the value of "time"? I wonder if the issue is AWS or something 
else (like toInstant)


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