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MarkE

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Registered: 24-Apr-2006
.info issue
Posted: 10 Oct 21, 11:08
 
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Couldn't think of a better title.

I'm not sure what to make of this, it might not really be that important, and so not a bug.

I regularly back up my jAlbum input folder. I just checked the difference between my main and backup drive and found that the backup .info files are different, but have the same timestamp.

A closer examination showed differences with lines such as:

<string>lastFolderThumbPath</string>

(different files)

<string>cameraDatesUpdatedDate</string>

(different numbers)

It looks like information related to real-time GUI use, rather than needed for an album build.

While it does surprise me that a file can be changed but not made apparent to the file system, there may be some jAlbum methodology behind it.

Any advice?

Mark
davidekholm

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Re: .info issue
Posted: 10 Oct 21, 11:21   in response to: MarkE in response to: MarkE
 
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Yes, jAlbum sometimes update files without touching the last modified date. Updated last modified dates also triggers album rebuilds or image reprocessing, and we don't always want that, hence we preserve the last modified date. Anyway, you're bringing up a backup situation where this is problematic... I'll have to see if there's a better approach.
MarkE

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Registered: 24-Apr-2006
Re: .info issue
Posted: 10 Oct 21, 11:59   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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OK, David, thanks for the insight.
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