Why are some copied files dates now, but not others?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 07:07:29 UTC 2008

On 13/02/2008, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2008 6:22 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > In konqueror, when I copy files via ssh from a remote host to local,
>  > the file's date is the date that the original file was created on the
>  > remote host. However, if I then copy the same file from local to a
>  > different remote host, the new file's date is today. Why is that? Is
>  > this a bug? I'm on Ubuntu 7.04 with KDE 3.5.8.
> I would guess that there is an asymetry inherent in using ssh to copy
>  files.  When the copy is done to the local filesystem, you can use any
>  system call you want to change that file.  When it copies out to the
>  remote system you are stuck with whatever sftp or ssh allows you do
>  to.
>  I would say it is a minor bug.  You can file it, but I would be
>  surprised if it got fixed--it may not be fixable.  But you never know.
>  Michael


Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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