I am using the current rsync 3.2.3 version and when I run
stat command it shows me this info for my file.
stat '/test.txt' File: /test.txt Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 4096 regular empty file Device: fd00h/64768d Inode: 11949 Links: 1 Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 1000/liveuser) Gid: ( 1000/liveuser) Context: unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0 Access: 2021-02-24 03:17:27.142676494 +0100 Modify: 2021-02-24 03:17:27.142676494 +0100 Change: 2021-02-24 03:17:27.142676494 +0100 Birth: 2021-02-24 03:17:27.142676494 +0100
I want to preserve Access, Modify and Birth timestamps. Use this command in rsync
rsync --atimes --times --crtimes
The problem creation time (--crtimes) is not preserved on Linux. It automatically sets to the current transfer time.
How can I change the behaviour on Linux? I want to preserve all 3 timestamps for my copied files and folders.
If I do the same on macOS it works without problems.
On macOS 10.13 and macOS 11 I just need to install homebrew and then I can get the latest rsync 3.2.3. By default, macOS has a very outdated rsync version 2.6.9 integrated.
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
brew install rsync