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Re: dired and file access times

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: dired and file access times
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:03:54 -0500
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> Is there a way to configure Dired so that it does not change file
> access times when searching files?

I don't think anybody has written the necessary code for that, no.

> I think that would be useful. "Access to the file" means the user has
> opened it.  Search or indexer program should be transparent!

We could accept a patch for such a feature, indeed, although I think the
tendency nowadays is to make atime less and less reliable (witness the
noatime/relatime and friends).


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