Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Artem Kuchin wrote:
> > Also, i use inode time because i only need files
> > which really have been changed. For example,
> > i you restore a file from a month ago it will have
> > a date which is a month ago. Then that backup
> > is destroyed but this file would not be backed up
> > because the date is too much in the past. So, we
> > loose the file. If i used inode change time the file
> > will be backup in any case. However, some
> > "stupid" programs like mysql or qmail seem to
> > touch files so,

>
> Pretty much _any_ operation on a file (except reading it)
> will update the ctime of the inode. So I'm not surprised
> that the ctime of database files and mail files gets
> updated often.


I was uncertain what & when changed st_ctime st_atime st_mtime
when I had to use SCO (ugh!) in 1990, as well as BSD. Not enough source
then & there, & manuals were insufficient, so to observe, I wrote
http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/jhs/bin/public/statv/
More tools since, but might still be handy.
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