PATCH: preserve osx creation-date (was: Using pre2 for backing up a mac)

Wesley W. Terpstra wesley at
Wed Oct 17 00:25:26 GMT 2007

On Oct 15, 2007, at 1:55 AM, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 08:14:57PM +0200, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
>> I've attached a patch which does this. Currently resource forks  
>> and finder
>> info get placed into an extended attribute transparently by osx
>> ({ResourceFork/FinderInfo}). This patch makes another  
>> "extended
>> attribute" called
> Thanks!  I've twiddled your patch a bit and checked it in as a file in
> the patches dir (for now, at least):  osx-create-time.diff

Found another bug: Some filesystems don't have creation dates  
(*shock*). If you tried to read it on these filesystems, it will  
fail, so one needs to check if the attribute exists first.

Revised patch attached.
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