Rick DeNatale wrote:

/ ...

> Actually, won't this behavior depend on the file system rather than the
> kernel?
> 
> I don't know about ctime, but some filesystems allow control over
> whether other attributed like atime are maintained or updated.

Good question, to which I don't have a general answer. I assumed that the
handling of file times were rather central to the identity of an operating
system (rather than a filesystem). It's just an assumption.

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