Question about getmtime
half.italian at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 23:09:56 CET 2010
On Feb 19, 10:06 am, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> Brandon wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Does copying or moving a file affect the return value of
> > os.path.getmtime(path)?
> The modification time of a copied file should be the same as the
> The creation time of a copied file will be the time at which it was
> copied, so that can result in the paradoxical state of a file having
> been modified _before_ it was created! :-)
ctime does not stand for creation time. I went through this a couple
of months ago. It's updated whenever the inode is updated, so
changing permissions, among other things will update it.
It blew me away when I finally found this out.
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