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    -G- NNTP User

    Default Ark and file dates

    I noted that when I extract files from a zip archive with "extract here"
    Ark changes the dates of the files to the current date, rather than keeping
    the original.
    Is this a bug or is there some setting that will retain the original dates?

    Thank you for any pointers.

    -G-


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    Default Re: Ark and file dates

    I don't use ark but a quick look around showed no such setting. It appears to be a no bells or whistles application.

    If you want to preserve the file dates on extraction, it looks like you need another archiver program, or the command line program unzip.

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    ken yap NNTP User

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    I don't use ark but a quick look around showed no such setting. It
    appears to be a no bells or whistles application.

    If you want to preserve the file dates on extraction, it looks like you
    need another archiver program, or the command line program unzip.


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    -G- NNTP User

    Default Re: Ark and file dates

    ken yap wrote:
    > I don't use ark but a quick look around showed no such setting. It
    > appears to be a no bells or whistles application.


    I reported the bug. It seems that it used to do the same for tar.gz
    archives.

    > If you want to preserve the file dates on extraction, it looks like you
    > need another archiver program, or the command line program unzip.


    Yes, the unzip command does it right, but as far as I know ark is a front
    end to many other compression programs, so if it is using unzip for that,
    then it might be easy to fix.

    Cheers,

    -G-


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    -G- NNTP User

    Default Re: Ark and file dates

    ken yap wrote:
    > I don't use ark but a quick look around showed no such setting. It
    > appears to be a no bells or whistles application.


    I reported the bug. It seems that it used to do the same for tar.gz
    archives.

    > If you want to preserve the file dates on extraction, it looks like you
    > need another archiver program, or the command line program unzip.


    Yes, the unzip command does it right, but as far as I know ark is a front
    end to many other compression programs, so if it is using unzip for that,
    then it might be easy to fix.

    Cheers,

    -G-


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