need help for cp with -p switch

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Old 11-02-2009
need help for cp with -p switch


I need to copy files from source to destination with datetime preserved

I did it with cp -p <source>/file <destinaltion>/file

But when I do stat command on copied file , it seems the copied file has "change time" modified.

Please guide me in understanding
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Old 11-02-2009
The "change time" is the modification time of the inode and not of the file.

When you create a new file then it will be created a new inode.
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Old 11-03-2009
Thanks man, now i understand.
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