[Deploying Sakai] Copying files to Sakai and keeping modified date

Leon Kolchinsky lkolchin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 18:20:19 PDT 2011


Basically "Created" and "Modified" time is almost the same in his case.
The user is looking on those files via Explorer (Looking at this WebDAV
share in "My Network Connections") and checking "Modified" column.

I'm not familiar with any utility (To offer to this user, like xcopy for
local disks) which can copy files via WebDAV and preserve the "Created" and
"Modified" date/time.

I'm getting what you're saying and changing this data in the DB is not an


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:06, Matthew Jones <jonespm at umich.edu> wrote:

> What I think you're looking for is the created time. This is a value that
> is stored in the xml blob for the content_resource, but just isn't something
> that is displayed in the compressed content UI. It looks like the functions
> like getCreatedTime are there, so you should be able to modify the content
> table to display it if it was a local requirement.
> It's doesn't seem like a good idea to freeze or and it's not currently
> possibly to manually the modified time, and it really wouldn't make sense.
> The created time is the time that represents this value. This value is
> visible on the "File Details" page.
> [image: file details.png]
> -Matthew
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Leon Kolchinsky <lkolchin at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> One of our users asked if it's possible to copy files to Sakai and keep
>> original Modified date.
>> Is it possible?
>> Cheers,
>> Leon
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