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Restoring filesystem from library

A thought experiment:

If I were to make a low-fidelity copy of a library, and loose attributes like ctime or label, what would happen upon opening? Would EF overwrite its own correct values with those from the file system?

(is there still bad copying on the Mac? Finder and bin/cp should be fine in Leopard)

Everything would work, but the values for those attributes would be incorrect.

No. EagleFiler does not store the ctime or label separately from the filesystem.

I think the Finder has always preserved those, and cp has been good since Tiger.

I wasn’t aware of that.