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Re: file modifications get lost due to FAT 2s time resolution

From: Michael <ectosphenoid-svn_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-19 18:24:21 CEST

--- Martin Tomes <lists@tomes.org> wrote:
> The entries file time and the actual file timestamp may differ
> after the precision on the file timestamp is lost so a status
> has to compare the content of the file and the pristine copy
> in order to find out if the file content has changed. If the
> time in the entries file and the datestamp on the file match then
> there is no need to do the diff. This user had copied from NTFS
> to FAT (memory stick) and then back to NTFS.
>
> That is the current theory here!

This isn't a solution, just a work-around, but people can use programs
like xxcopy or the cygwin cpio and tar to copy while preserving the
date and time.

Michael

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