copy timestamps of files from one location to another - useful when file contents are already synced but timestamps are wrong.

find . -printf "touch -m -d \"%t\" '%p'\n" | tee /tmp/retime.sh
Sometimes when copying files from one place to another, the timestamps get lost. Maybe you forgot to add a flag to preserve timestamps in your copy command. You're sure the files are exactly the same in both locations, but the timestamps of the files in the new home are wrong and you need them to match the source. Using this command, you will get a shell script (/tmp/retime.sh) than you can move to the new location and just execute - it will change the timestamps on all the files and directories to their previous values. Make sure you're in the right directory when you launch it, otherwise all the touch commands will create new zero-length files with those names. Since find's output includes "." it will also change the timestamp of the current directory. Ideally rsync would be the way to handle this - since it only sends changes by default, there would be relatively little network traffic resulting. But rsync has to read the entire file contents on both sides to be sure no bytes have changed, potentially causing a huge amount of local disk I/O on each side. This could be a problem if your files are large. My approach avoids all the comparison I/O. I've seen comments that rsync with the "--size-only" and "--times" options should do this also, but it didn't seem to do what I wanted in my test. With my approach you can review/edit the output commands before running them, so you can tell exactly what will happen. The "tee" command both displays the output on the screen for your review, AND saves it to the file /tmp/retime.sh. Credit: got this idea from Stone's answer at http://serverfault.com/questions/344731/rsync-copying-over-timestamps-only?rq=1, and combined it into one line.
Sample Output
touch -m -d "Mon Nov  5 12:30:33 2012" './file1'
touch -m -d "Mon Nov  5 12:30:42 2012" './file2'
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By: dmmst19
2012-11-05 20:32:05

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I just realized that touch has a -c option for "no create". With this option it won't create any new files, only modify existing ones. That'd be helpful to add just in case you accidentally launch the retime.sh script from the wrong location, or some of the copied files have been deleted/renamed.
dmmst19 · 406 weeks ago
The originally posted version of this command accidentally grabbed the last *access* time of the source file rather than the *modification* time. The argument to -printf should be %t, not %a.
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