Originally Posted by jaredk51
I know linux doesn't support "created on" date stamps consequently when copying or moving files from windows hosts via samba shares to linux box running 2.6.18-128.el5 I lose the 'created on' date stamp for each file.
Is there a config setting in smb.conf option to retain this date stamp or some other work around.
Thanks in advance
The problem is that Linux (and Unices in general) don't have a "created-on" date stamp. All appearance to the contrary, the "ctime" date field only reflects the last time a file's inode was changed, which could change for any number of reasons.
This means if you succeeded in getting a creation time, you would have nowhere to put it -- at least, nowhere reliable and immutable.