Author Topic: Add an option which timestamps (Created, Accessed, Modified) should be copied  (Read 556 times)

clefaltodrum

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Currently Windows 10 with NTFS as file system supports these 3 timestamps
- Created
- Modified
- Accessed

In Multi Commander (11.2.0.2795) there is no option to decide that I want to keep only Created time from source to destination. Modified and Accessed time should be set to the current time.

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There is option to keep date time or not. (all or nothing)
Having option for each individual date value feels strange.

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There is option to keep date time or not. (all or nothing)
Having option for each individual date value feels strange.
Here how the settings could look like in the UI, see my screenshots from WinRAR. https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm


Windows should have no problems it supports this possibility keeping a certain timestamp or not.

More information here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.io.file.setcreationtime?view=net-5.0

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There is option to keep date time or not. (all or nothing)
Having option for each individual date value feels strange.
Here how the settings could look like in the UI, see my screenshots from WinRAR. https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm


Windows should have no problems it supports this possibility keeping a certain timestamp or not.

More information here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.io.file.setcreationtime?view=net-5.0

That doc page is for dotNet, MC is not written in C# or dotnet..
But I know how to set the filetime parts, MC is doing it in Menu > Tools > Change Properties and when copying files.

However I'm not sure that just because it it possible to do something it should be done.. MC already have to many settings.
Choosing to just store some of the filestamps is a weird use case. and I don't really know how useful that it.
Adding a feature ,specially that require settings and UI is time consuming.
I put it on my maybe list