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Re: Time differences between USB - HD
- From: "Christian Franke" <Christian dot Franke at t-online dot de>
- To: "Cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 15:22:08 +0100
- Subject: Re: Time differences between USB - HD
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- Reply-to: "Christian Franke" <Christian dot Franke at t-online dot de>
Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> Oh yes, the stick is FAT32! Thanks for clarification.
> Any tricks to avoid that?
The native(!) Win32 version of Info-Zip and UnZip
(http://www.info-zip.org/) compensate the time difference if a FAT is
detected. To preserve time stamps, use zip+unzip instead of copy to
transfer files between NTFS and FAT.
Note that this does not work with most other zip-tools (including Cygwin
version of zip/unzip, 7-Zip, Windows build-in zip, ...). Using Win32
Info-Zip with another unzip and vice versa may be counter-productive ...
PS: Hmm... would it be a useful Cygwin feature to (optionally)
compensate the time difference for files on a FAT?
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