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date modified 2004?

by jonah jones / November 26, 2009 4:13 PM PST

after ren *.dll *.bak
why does the *.bak file not have todays date?

XP Pro + SP2



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Here's only one answer.
by Kees Bakker / November 26, 2009 4:32 PM PST
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Because Microsoft decided so. Probably long, long ago already, in the days of DOS 1.0.

A rename doesn't modify the file. So it makes SOME sense to keep saying it isn't modified.
But it sets the archive flag. That certainly makes sense to get it on the backup with its new name.


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For fun.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2009 9:43 PM PST
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The number of time and date bugs or anomalies are abundant in XP. There are a lot more.

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