revcopyfile: preserve file modification date/time
rcozens at pon.net
Fri Feb 20 17:26:38 CST 2004
>What is the best way to preserve file modification date/time when copied
>to a Windows 2000 server?
The detailed version of the files function returns, among other
things, the modification dates for each file in the defaultFolder.
So one needs to:
A. Save the defaultFolder if it needs restoration
B Set the defaultFolder to the folder containing the file
C. Get the detailed files
D. Parse the list to find the line for the file*
E. Get the date as item 5 of that line
F. Restore original defaultFolder, if necessary
*Note in step D that the file's name is returned URL-encoded.
Now you have the modification date. How you get the Windows server
to retain or reset that date is beyond my scope of experience.
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