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Re: Are there instances where modification time is not supposed to change?

On 22Jan2007 20:49, Markus Lindholm <markus lindholm gmail com> wrote:
| Never occurred to me that an application could have the discretion
| over whether to update the modification time or not.

Various backup tools have had such things from time to time. But
personally, it would never occur to me that a tool would have such a
setting TURNED ON(!) by default. Ouch!

For another fun misfeature, I have taken to using the -n option with
gzip all the time recently. It turns out that gzip has started writing
a timestamp into the compressed output. This means you can compress two
files with identical content and get different .gz files :-( Caused a
lot of trouble for my hard-link tree backup setups.

Cameron Simpson <cs zip com au> DoD#743

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