FakeTime Preload Library 0.4 reviewDownload
FTPL intercepts various system calls which programs use to retrieve the current date and time
FTPL intercepts various system calls which programs use to retrieve the current date and time. It can then report faked dates and times (as specified by you, the user) to these programs. This means you can modify the system time a program sees without changing the time system-wide.
FTPL allows you to specify both absolute dates (e.g., 1.1.2004) and relative dates (e.g., 10 days ago).
FTPL might be used for various purposes, for example
running legacy software with y2k bugs
testing software for year-2038 compliance
debugging time-related issues
run software which ceases to run outside a certain timeframe
FTPL has been designed on and for Linux, but is supposed to work on other NIXes as well.
FTPL uses the library preload mechanism and thus cannot work with statically linked binaries.
What's New in This Release:
Adds support for specifying custom date formats through an environment variable.
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