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file42818folder

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Add change time (ctime) for file/folder
« on: January 14, 2021, 15:38:24 »
Hello Multi Commander currently supports only atime (access time), crtime (creation time) and mtime (modified time).

Please add ctime (change time) to the column.

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Re: Add change time (ctime) for file/folder
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 08:02:37 »
There are only 3 timestamps on files/folders.
"change time" and "modified time" is the same.  only different name

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Re: Add change time (ctime) for file/folder
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 14:03:49 »
There are only 3 timestamps on files/folders.
"change time" and "modified time" is the same.  only different name

change time is not the same as modified time.

Change time updates e.g. on NTFS file systems with file/folder if only the name is changed. With modified time the content must be changed, then it is updated. There are clear differences.

According to this site robocopy.exe and Far Manager can do it.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27534448/how-do-i-get-change-file-time-in-windows

https://sourceforge.net/projects/farmanager/
https://github.com/FarGroup/FarManager
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Re: Add change time (ctime) for file/folder
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 14:26:35 »
That is a NTFS special field that is not exposed by windows by normal APIs.
There is probably a reason why Microsoft do not expose them via the normal file API. problem not support on version of NTFS or something