We know that the mtime of a file can be earlier than the ctime when you make copies of files (or, in my case, move files between file systems without successfully retaining timestamps).
I see many web search results on how to copy the ctime to the mtime (using
touch), but not vice versa.
In the below example, I want the file
WXBR.m4b to show it as created in 2014, not 2019. Can this be done?
$ stat WXBR.m4b File: 'WXBR.m4b' Size: 370988549 Blocks: 724592 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: 851h/2129d Inode: 13 Links: 1 Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 1000/sarnobat) Gid: ( 1000/sarnobat) Access: 2019-08-07 20:40:00.300216369 -0700 Modify: 2015-07-05 19:07:38.752375000 -0700 Change: 2019-08-08 15:37:05.511788978 -0700 Birth: -