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Re: import files preserving timestamps

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:54:45 -0500

Erik Huelsmann wrote:

>> Note to self. Be really careful with 'cp -p' and 'tar xpf' when working
>> in a view.
> We don't have views, but yes, that's true. The problem has been
> reduced in 1.5 by taking the file size into account too.

On Linux/unix you should consider ctime too since it is much harder for
it to be backdated compared to an actual file change. In fact, even
trying to backdate the mtime will cause ctime to be updated to the
current time. Of course it will get updated on the pristine file as
well if you move the whole tree, but any mismatch (ctime, mtime, or
length) could trigger the content check.

   Les Mikesell
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