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Re: Feature request: Keep file dates

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2005-02-22 08:14:38 CET

Scott Palmer wrote:
> On Feb 21, 2005, at 3:47 AM, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
>> Lars Eirik Mobęk wrote:
>>> Files should keep their dates. I can't see the benefit of not doing
>>> this.
>> When I update my sourcetree to an older version I need all changed
>> files to be newer than the files they are compiled to. 'make' simply
>> depends on this.
> Nobody has ever asked to remove the current ability to have fresh file
> times. Though the request to allow preserving file times has been
> brought up many times. Last Modified time is an important piece of
> metadata. I don't understand why there is so much resistance to
> *having an option* to preserve it.

Oh, I'm not against such an option, I just wanted to point out a case where it
definitely does not make sense and the current behaviour is required. ;)



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