Feature Request Creation date/time

Wojtek.Pilorz 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
user-mode software.
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
> Hello,
> 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.
> Thanks
> Ian
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