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bug#8011: cp --preserve=timestamps don't preserve crtime (created time)

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#8011: cp --preserve=timestamps don't preserve crtime (created time)
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:18:39 -0700
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On 02/09/2011 08:03 PM, Cristian Pop wrote:
> Thx for your great job and for useful, powerfull and stable utilities.
> No realy a bug, because crtime was recently implanted in ext4,  but i will be 
> happy to see created timestamp preserve on copy.

Thanks for the report; however, there is no way to set crtime (aka
birthtime).  Therefore, there is no way to preserve it.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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