[Samba] File Creation Dates Question

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Jan 18 17:09:00 GMT 2003

Just free associating here.

The parameter dos filetimes may relate to your situation.

If samba does not have an easy way of doing this, you might get
creative.  You might use force create mode to change the permissions
of the file when it is transferred (created?) to the samba share. For
example, you might make any new file transferred up to be unreadable
by anyone but the owner. Or, you could use force user to make it owned
by some bogus owner like newfile (which may have to exist).  Then,
every minute, on the server run a script which touch'es any file with
those ownership  or permissions characteristics. This script could also
change the file permission/ownership back to what they should be.


On Sat, Jan 18, 2003 at 01:35:31AM -0800, Mike McMullen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I searched the archives for a solution to this issue
> but didn't find any thing.
> I have an office with a mix of PCs running ME and XP
> that use Samba 2.2.7 under RH Linux 7.3  as an archive 
> for mortgage information.
> When documents are moved to the Samba share, the file
> creation timestamp on the Linux box reflects the time the files
> were created on the PCs. What I need is for the creation
> timestamp to be when it was created on the Linux box by
> the copy or move.
> We have some scripts that execute every 20 minutes that
> use find to locate new files added within that time frame.
> Files are falling through the cracks because the script
> sees the original PC creation time and not the Linux creation
> time. 
> Any insight on how to remedy this will be great appreciated!
> Mike 
> Mike McMullen
> CIO - Baton, Inc.
> 7637 Fair Oaks Blvd Suite #2
> Carmichael, CA 95608
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> Email:  mlm at loanprocessing.net
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