I have two macs (iMac and MBP) and use rsync to synchronise the library between these two computers and my server. I have been adjusting the create date for a number of items on the iMac and synced the library to the server (after quitting EF). When I restart EF again, the create date is correct. Now I use rsync to copy the library to my MBP and the create date is not changed.
I’m using the following command:
backup: rsync -avP <local> <remote> restore: rsync -avP <remote> <local>
The server is running FreeBSD 9.2 with rsync 3.1.0, on the OSX systems I’m running rsync 3.1.0 from Homebrew. Am I missing something to get the proper create date? I’ve checked the actual files on my iMac and they also have an incorrect create date (using “ls -l”) but the extended properties (Cmd-I) show the correct creation date. Adding “-X --times” to the rsync commands doesn’t make a difference.