Updating of access times
Bell, Robert (IM&T, Clayton)
Robert.Bell at csiro.au
Mon Feb 10 03:27:39 UTC 2020
Firstly, thanks heaps to the maintainers of rsync - such a valuable utility.
We have a scenario where we need to take a copy of a filesystem, and use rsync to do so,
but would like to retain the original access times on the source files.
I did not find an option to do this, and would be grateful for advice if this is possible.
If not, we have a case where an enhancement (--restore-access-times ?) would be valuable, to us at least.
--restore-access-times rsync restores the pre-existing access time after accessing a file
(System dump utilities like xfsdump do restore (or not update) access times.)
Dr Robert C. Bell
Information Management and Technology
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