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Re: [Bug-tar] Bug in (GNU tar) 1.15.90 ?

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Bug in (GNU tar) 1.15.90 ?
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 19:30:21 EEST

Chris Drake  <address@hidden> wrote:

> Your switch:-
>      --newer=DATE-OR-FILE
> Is not behaving as I expect.

But probably it is behaving as described in the

The --newer option tests both mtime and ctime of the files. A file
is dumped if any of these is newer than the mtime of the --newer argument.
Usual `ls -l' output lists only mtime, so this: 

> -rwxr--r--    1 cnd      cnd      78428270 Mar 31  2005 
> /var/www/html/emsvr/pico/Para_Mt_Beauty.avi*

means that the file Para_Mt_Beauty.avi was modified at Mar 31. However
its status may have been (and obviously was) changed later. You can
check this by running `ls -l -c'.


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