rsync feature needed: preserve atime

Brent Thompson brent at
Tue May 8 22:43:42 GMT 2007

Often we need to preserve the information atime conveys, but I have found
no way to get rsync to preserve this, nor any hint it is being worked on.
It would be great if 'rsync -t' also set atime not just mtime -- or maybe a
new option is desired for atime.

I don't know if the -X mentioned in "NEWS file from CVS" covers this:

> Added the --xattrs (-X) option to preserver extended attributes.

but if so, it would be helpful if atime were explicitly mentioned.

 ---   Brent

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