Setting file creation date

Thomas Wouters thomas at
Sat Aug 11 21:20:17 CEST 2001

On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 04:18:13PM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:

> Creation time is exactly what it sounds like <wink>.  When you *copy* a file
> using native Windows functions, the creation time on the copy is set to the
> current time, but the modified time is inherited as-is from the original.
> This drives Unix weenies insane, [..]

> Of course almost none of this is documented clearly anywhere (that I know
> of, anyway).

Actually, that's the only thing that would drive me, as a Unix weenie,
insane. I'm quite used to odd and nonsensical behaviour -- after all, I use
Unix, right ? But at least that's *documented* to be weird, somewhere, in
the source... 

Thomas Wouters <thomas at>

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