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Re: [Bug-tar] [Q] control symlink creation time in tar archive ?

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [Q] control symlink creation time in tar archive ?
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:33:45 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hidehiko Nitta <address@hidden> writes:
> > I am trying to extract symlinks as symlink with same
> > creation time as original from a tar archive. But, I always
> > get the creation time updated to a time of extraction.
> > Actually, I see a creation time is preserved in tar archive itself.
> >
> > Is there any way to realize this inside gtar or outside gtar
> > after extraction on UNIX (Solaris) ?
> Not on Solaris, no.  You need an operating system with the lutimes
> system call, or something equivalent to that.  Solaris 9 doesn't
> have that.

Well star does it's best even on Solaris.
It seems that I need to add support for FreeBSD


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