[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#587372: Bug#587372: mc: fish does not preserve modification time when copying files to remote host

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Mon Jun 28 08:20:49 UTC 2010

tag 587372 +upstream
forwarded 587372 http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/51

On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 00:06 +0200, SZABO Zsolt wrote:

> *Since lenny* the "fish" in mc does not preserve the original modification
> time of a file that is copied to a remote host, instead it will be changed
> to the time of copying. Thus, the files cannot be "synced" or "mirrored".
> (It is like "cp -a" would work without the option "-a".) This "annoying"
> behaviour appeared first in lenny: in etch the copying to remote hosts
> with mc still worked as the copying to a local folder, AFAIR.
> (If there is an adjustable option for it then I could not find it... sorry.)

This is a known bug that has been around since 2006. Now that FISH is
currently being revamped there's a chance to see it fixed in foreseeable
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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