Unlike some other OSs, Haiku has a “Creation Time/Date” (but no “Last Access Time”) in addition to the “Last Modified Time”. Is there any way to adjust the Creation Time after the file has been created? The ‘touch’ app, as Posix, only knows about the Modified and (useless) Access times.
This might seem like a sneaky thing to want to do, but here’s my situation… I get photos from my digicam that have an appropriate creation date. When I get them into Haiku, I want to add “Title” and “Description” fields to the internal EXIF data they contain, and I have a script (using Exiftool and Gadgeteer) that does this nicely. However, Exiftool creates a new file to do this (leaving a renamed original). The script touches the new file to match its Modified date to the original, but it can’t fo anything about the new Creation date. The “logically useful” scheme would be for the new file to phony up the creation date to when the orginal was taken, and set the modified one to when the details were added, but I can’t see any way to do that. (The EXIF data still has the original date, but it has to be extracted to see it.)
[EDIT: I guess I was working from ancient info! FAT32 does have a Creation Time field, so Haiku just copies that. I imagine that no OS actually lets you change it, but I wish Haiku would!]