[Bug 247980] Re: Firefox/Nautilus losing mtime stamp on file copy to folder
Ken.Poole at shaw.ca
Sat Aug 9 19:13:16 UTC 2008
Sorry, Steve, don't know how this got here. I marked it invalid for
** Description changed:
- Under 7.10 and Firefox 2, there was a behavior available where an image
- could be dragged and dropped from a website, not all but some websites,
- to a folder displayed by Nautilus or the Desktop and the filename and
- last modified time stamp were preserved in the copy. Since upgrading to
- Ubuntu 8.04 and Firefox 3 the filename is still preserved but the last
- modified time stamp is now updated to the current system time.
+ Under 7.10 and Firefox 2, there was a behavior available where an image could be dragged and dropped from a website, not all but some websites, to a folder displayed by Nautilus or the Desktop and the filename and last modified time stamp were preserved in the copy. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 and Firefox 3 the filename is still preserved but the last modified time stamp is now updated to the current system time.
If one uses wget to retrieve the file the last modified time stamp is
preserved, which indicates that the remote mtime time stamp is still
accessible, but this is a poor backup to what used to be a simple drag
and drop operation.
As an example
can be dragged from Firefox to a folder and gets the current system time
as the last modified time stamp where a wget preserves the remote mtime
stamp of 06 Feb 2006 07:22;21 PM.
You may not believe me but I swear these were preserved in the Ubuntu
7.10 with Firefox 2.
Addition: As a result of other discussions, I installed Ubuntu 7.10 on
a spare machine and confirmed that the last modified time stamps were
being preserved in this drag and drop operation. I also installed the
Ubuntu 7.10 available Firefox 3.0 alpha and find the last modified time
stamps are still preserved. I haven't found a Nautilus 2.22.3
backported to 7.10 to continue the test to see if the timestamps are
lost when Nautilus 2.22.3 is introduced into the situation. I might
have to go back to the Nautilus website and get the tar.gz and try to
install it but that will be when I have some more time to devote to
+ Further addition: I have also installed FIrefox 2 on my Ubuntu 8.10
+ machine so I can be certain that under Ubuntu 7.10 with Nautilus 2.20.0
+ mtime stamps are preserved when copying a file from Firefox 2 or 3 to a
+ Nautilus folder and that these same mtime stamps are lost when using
+ Firefox 2 or 3 to copy a file to a Nautilus folder in Nautilus 2.22.3
+ under Ubuntu 8.04.
** Changed in: glib2.0 (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Invalid
Firefox/Nautilus losing mtime stamp on file copy to folder
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