Feature Request Creation date/time
wpilorz at bdk.pl
Fri Sep 29 10:27:11 GMT 2006
On typical UNIX system there is no such thing as file creation time;
what ctime refers to is inode change time; Usually it cannot be set by
So your request could be implemented only on specific platforms. And that would
not make much sense, IMHO.
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Ian Webber wrote:
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:52:29 +0100
> From: Ian Webber <rimmer100 at hotmail.com>
> To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Feature Request Creation date/time
> I use rsync to copy personal data to various different machines for backup
> purposes and enjoy the robustness of the copy process.
> I was wondering if it was possible to add the option for rsync to copy the
> creation date and time as well as the modification time.
> This is really just a request for 'completeness'. When copying personal
> files it's useful to know when the orginal was created and not just the last
> time it was modified.
> I understand that rsync doesn't need this information to do its job but feel
> it would be a useful addition if it was able to be implemented.
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