[Samba] modification time inconsistency

adrian sender adrian_au1 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 13 00:35:52 GMT 2007

Hey Guys,

I have also noticed this problem; we have a ftp server with samba on it. I 
was trying to use find with mtime to remove folders older then 6 months. 
However when a folder is moved through a samba share the date stamp stays 
the same.

This causes issues as old folders that want to be kept are moved; however 
the date stamp still remains the same.

Is this going to be fixed in 3.2.0?


Adrian S.

>From: "Carlos Knowlton" <carlosknowlton at gmail.com>
>To: "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org>
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] modification time inconsistency
>Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:45:11 -0500
>On 6/21/07, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
>>On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 03:50:51PM -0500, Carlos Knowlton wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I have a client with a windows utility that relies on "touch"ing
>> > the mod time) on zero-length files in a folder for the purpose of
>> > when that folder was last accessed.  This works fine for him on mapped
>> > windows servers, and from the local disk, but from a Samba (v3.0.22)
>> > the mod time doesn't change unless there was an actual data change
>> > the file.  (ie, clicking "save" in notepad doesn't change the mod time
>> > unless he enters some data first.).  I know this seems pretty trivial,
>> > it seems to make all the difference for some backup and SCADA software
>> > packages.
>> >
>> > Any ideas what I could do to fix this?
>>Can you test against 3.0.25a (or soon b) to see if this is
>>currently a problem please ?
>>         Jeremy.
>Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this.
>I have checked the latest Samba version, and the same behavior I saw in
>3.0.22 also exists in 3.0.25b.  Any ideas what might be happening, or how 
>fix this?

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