Re: ``ctime''

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Roland Illig wrote:

Pavel Tsekov wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:

We stumbled over this on IRC as a guy asked how to set the ``creation
time'' for a file, and after a while we found out he's using MC.

MC talks of ctime as it was creation time. Is there a specific reason
for that? I searched manpage and sourcecode. No hints.

Where did you get that source code ? There is no reference to "creation
time" in the current source code. You are right though that in the manpage
says "creation time".

Indeed there is one:

2005-09-05  Roland Illig  <roland illig gmx de>

         * info.c: [...] st_ctime is not the creation time,
         but the status change time.

Yeah ? Since when changelogs affect the generated binaries ?

And, Pavel, I think mc-devel was the appropriate mailing list, since
this could (and maybe should) be seen as a bug report.

No it wasn't - bug reports do not go to the developers list. They go
either in bugzilla or the mc users list. The developers list is a list
where the development of MC is discussed.

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