[jcifs] Set the modified date of a remote file.

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Oct 16 14:22:59 EST 2003

> Does anyone know how to set the modified date of a file located in a
> shared
> folder remotely using jcifs's API? Since I'd tried the write function in
> Jcifs's API, the file can be copied to the shared folder in another
> computer, but the modified date is the date that I did the "write".

CIFS provides for setting the date when you close a file. The copyTo
method utilizes this feature but apparently only Samba obeys this
timestamp. NT ignores it. Otherwise jCIFS 0.7 and below does not have a
setLastModified() method. That is scheduled for 0.8 which is in the oven
right now.


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maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
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