rsync feature needed: preserve atime

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri May 11 11:13:54 GMT 2007

On Wed 09 May 2007, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> Personally, I don't like access times because they're impure in the
> sense that reading shouldn't write and as far as I know they don't
> have any important uses.  All of my computer's filesystems are mounted
> noatime.

I noticed almost immediately when someone at work remounted the /home
filesystem noatime; mutt stopped telling me when mailboxen had new mail
in them... (as in a message at the bottom "New mail in =rsync-in").

Paul Slootman

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