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Syncovery Linux, Feature Request, ctime

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:01 am
by pscanuck
29AUG2021, post revised, btime & ctime revised, crtime & otime added, mtime deleted.


Requesting consideration for adding Syncovery Linux support for:
- ctime (File Change date/time) (File inode [metadata] change)

ctime is set/updated to current data/time for:
1/ create new File in Filesystem, (new File inode).
2/ copy new File into Filesystem, (new File inode).
3/ copy File within Filesystem, (new File inode)
3/ move File within Filesystem, (File inode change).
4/ File modified, (File inode change)
5/ File rename, (File inode change)

ctime is not set/updated for changes to:
1/ atime (File Access date/time).

With ctime can detect by File date/time:
1/ Files modified in Syncovery sync folder(s)
2/ new Files added to Syncovery sync folders(s)
This supports backup of all new/modified Files by date range, (i.e. 01AUG2021 to 31AUG2021).

File creation date/time

ctime is not the File creation date/time.
A File creation date/time is not currently fully supported/used.
Different naming used for the File creation date/time:
- btime (Linux)
- birthtime (BSD)
- crtime (EXT4, XFS filesystems)
- otime (BTRFS, JFS filesystems)

Re: Syncovery Linux, Feature Request, ctime

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:18 pm
by tobias
many thanks, I will certainly consider these items!

Re: Syncovery Linux, Feature Request, ctime

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:55 pm
by tobias
you will now find version 9.39 for Linux on our web site, which allows to filter by ctime. You will see the new wording on the "File Age and Size" filters tab sheet.