setting file created date in livecode from script

Stephen Barncard stephen at
Mon Apr 15 01:18:03 EDT 2019

the altering was the filename change - some kind of unique number,  and the
created dates were changed as well - for no reason.
Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 10:15 PM Stephen Barncard <stephen at>

> "1. How does changing the date affect their space quota?"
> The unwanted photo file uploads affected MY space quota on the free
> account, they fill it up, and then they tell you you are near the  'limit'
> and must buy more space.
> When I got my files back, they were altered.  It's just dishonest and
> disingenuous.
> of course I'm looking for something else but I'd rather not be doing time
> consuming configuring. I have better things to do.
> --
> Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 10:02 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Stephen Barncard wrote:
>>  > Why? because several years ago $@$#$@#$@'ing  dropbox, without my
>>  > permission, started changing not only filenames but DATES in a huge
>>  > swath of precious photos in  a particularly dishonest way -- they
>>  > wanted my free account to fill up quickly so I'd have to "upgrade".
>>  > I know the EXIF tags still exist inside each file, but all the file
>>  > dates had been changed to the date of copying.
>>  > Dropbox has been increasingly piggish lately - not allowing more than
>>  > 3 machines on the free account.
>>  > It's a mess.  This does not endear me to these greedy people.
>> 1. How does changing the date affect their space quota?
>> 2. Dropbox policies have become too FUBAR for me to spend time with
>> anymore.  For example, I have no files in my account, and recently got a
>> notice saying I was out of disk space and needed to pay them for an
>> upgrade.  That shouldn't be possible.  But it turns out they count files
>> shared with you against both the account where the file originates and
>> yours tool - even though the file exists in only one location. #doubledip
>> 3. This means a really hack to annoy people: just put a really big file
>> in your account and share it with anyone you don't like.  Since it'll
>> count against their quota, you've just prevented them from being able to
>> add anything else to their account.  #insane
>> 4. You can liberate yourself:
>> I met the project founder, Frank Karlitschek, when we had him speak at
>> UbuCon in Pasadena a few years ago.  Great guy, great team, all super
>> passionate about free and open source software, and leaving the user in
>> control of their cloud services.
>> More than just file sharing with one of the best sync mechanisms I've
>> ever seen, it also includes many dozens of add-on apps for everything
>> from team management to music streaming to video chat and more.
>> I have a dedicated Nextcloud server in my office for myself, and another
>> on a VPS I use with clients and vendors.  With native sync clients for
>> Mac, Windows, and Linux (and iOS, and Android too), my LiveCode Plugins
>> folder is kept current no matter which machine I happen to be working
>> at.  And with its convenient versioning, if I mess up and want to revert
>> one of my plugins to yesterday's it's a breeze.
>> Runs on any standard LAMP/WAMP/MAMP server.  And if you're using it on
>> Ubuntu 18.04 you can install it one line using the new Snap packager.
>> And you remain in control of everything.
>> Nope, not in any way affiliate with Nextcloud.  Just a very happy user.
>> --
>>   Richard Gaskin
>>   Fourth World Systems
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