Some of the files we receive on our Redhat server are showing date different from upload date as the last modification time. For us the modification time is important as we classify files depending on date we receive it. Some of these file show earlier timestamps, maybe that of files original creation/modification date on client machine.
*nix filesystems provide 3 distinct timestamps:
The timestamp usually shown in directory listings is the
This causes the mtime and ctime to differ for newly-created (uploaded) files; the ctime will show the time the file finished uploading and was renamed, while the mtime will show file creation time.
If you can show some samples of what you're talking about, perhaps additional help can be offered.
When I want to change the file modification time, I use an FTP client on the console. Log on with
Change the access time, modification time, it's time to create a directory on 2005-01-01 12:30:00 somefile.txt. Complete example: