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File Creation Dates on Mac OS X: Clash of the Cultures

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Yesterday, an interesting discussion about file metadata has begun on darwin-dev. Apple’s Jordan Hubbard argued how file creation dates should not be preserved when copying files.

In this piece, I counter that treating file creation dates as first-class metadata citizens and preserving them upon copying is the more sensible thing to do, and eventually represents the behavior expected by most Mac users.

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