I don’t want the “last modified” attribute to be changed to the current date when copying files to a mounted Samba folder. How can I do this?
This behavior occurs with (K)Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. It can be reproduced using GUI browsers (tested with nautilus 3.4.2 and dolphin 2.0) and using
cp -p in terminal.
The Samba folder was mounted to the local file system either with:
sudo mount -t smbfs //mynas/folder /mnt/nas/ -o user=username
sudo mount -t cifs //mynas/folder /home/mnt/nas/ -o user=username.
- When connecting to the same Samba folder (either with nautilus or dolphin) using a URL like
smb://username@mynas/folder/, then I can copy files to it without having the “modified time” replaced with the current time!
- But mounting a Samba folder is more convenient, also not all tools support the smb protocol. This is why using the URI
smb://is not a workaround for me.