message file create times
morgan at orst.edu
Tue Nov 25 12:55:09 EST 2003
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Phil Chambers wrote:
> I asked this question along with others some time ago and this part was never
> answered. can anyone tell me what goes through inboxes and folders re-setting the
> create times?
> If I look at an individual user's filespace I see the create times of all the
> message files and cyrus.xxx files set to the same time, usually some time in the
> middle of the night. I can't see a connection with the event times in cyrus.config.
> I would be pleased to have an explanation.
Are you talking about the ctime or the mtime of the files? You should
know that there is no such thing as "create" time. From the stat(2) man
The field st_mtime is changed by file modifications, e.g.
by mknod(2), truncate(2), utime(2) and write(2) (of more
than zero bytes). Moreover, st_mtime of a directory is
changed by the creation or deletion of files in that
directory. The st_mtime field is not changed for changes
in owner, group, hard link count, or mode.
The field st_ctime is changed by writing or by setting
inode information (i.e., owner, group, link count, mode,
By default, ls will show you the mtime of files.
On my Cyrus system, message file mtimes are not updated nightly. Perhaps
you have some backup process running amok? :)
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