[Techtalk] file creation date

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 18:34:35 UTC 2012

Hey there,

Alison Chaiken wrote:
> Little Girl wrote:
> There are times when you want to know which file or directory you
> created before another one, or which was the first script you ever
> wrote, etc., etc., etc. I've found it repeatedly frustrating that
> all I can see is when I last did something to a file.
> Nowadays, I use git for all those purposes.

Does Git honor the time-stamp? I've been using Subversion for quite
some time, and only found out recently that it doesn't honor the

If I have five projects in Subversion that I've been working on for
the last decade, and one of them sat idle for over a year while the
others got worked on, Subversion can't tell me which one sat idle
because it just stores revision numbers. If I restore old revisions
to try to figure it out, the restored files are given today's date as
the time-stamp.

I really enjoy the fact that Subversion tells me what I started with
and what happened to it since then, but without the when, it's kind
of half-baked. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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