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Old 11-28-2006
Changing Creation Date to a Prespecified Date of a File In Unix

Dear Expert,

Is there a command to do that in Unix?
In such a way that we don't need to actually "write" or
modified the content.

-- monkfan
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Old 11-28-2006
There is no such thing as a creation date. You either mean modification date or the access date. And no, while changing either one, the inode is modified, so listing the file with 'ls -lc' will always show up.
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Old 11-28-2006
I attended an Free and Open Source Software (FOSS.IN) event last weekend. One of the keynotes was on the progress of the ext4 filesystem project. The presenter was mentioning there is a thought on introducing the creation timestamp for the ext4 filesystem.

Who knows ? If you can wait around for sometime, you might get what you are looking for !
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Old 11-28-2006
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One of the keynotes was on the progress of the ext4 filesystem project. The presenter was mentioning there is a thought on introducing the creation timestamp for the ext4 filesystem.
Vino,
I believe ext4 is released on October 26, 2006 by Andrew Mortan as a compatible improvement to ext3.
Still ext4 is backward compatible to ext3.
I could not find anything related to timestamp inclusion with ext3dev.

Do you have any links to the keynotes you had attended?
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Old 11-28-2006
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Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
I could not find anything related to timestamp inclusion with ext3dev.
I never said it was included. Rather, there is a thought on doing that. Probably it could come out as a patch.

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Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
Do you have any links to the keynotes you had attended?
Sorry, I dont have any URL to the keynote. Now that you ask, see this http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-ex.../msg00188.html
 
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