[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #897: "tahoe backup" thinks "ctime" means "creation time"

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Tue Jan 12 23:59:35 UTC 2010

#897: "tahoe backup" thinks "ctime" means "creation time"
 Reporter:  zooko                                    |           Owner:  warner   
     Type:  defect                                   |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major                                    |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  unknown                                  |         Version:  1.5.0    
 Keywords:  forward-compatibility docs tahoe-backup  |   Launchpad_bug:           
Changes (by kpreid):

 * cc: kpreid@… (added)


 * I suggest naming as few things as possible “ctime”. {{{ :-) }}}

  * Even though Mac OS X is a Unix, it keeps file creation time metadata,
 at least on its native HFS+ filesystems. I would ''guess'' it does not
 have the {{{st_ctime}}} confusion, but I don't know how the creation time
 actually is accessed. If Tahoe backups have a field for creation time, it
 would be good to preserve this information (I often find it useful as a
 user, and would be irritated if my hypothetical Tahoe-based personal
 backups failed to preserve it).

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/897#comment:2>
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