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