Backdating a file using touch
Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time.A FILE argument that does not exist is created empty, unless -c or -h is supplied.The major difference is in the resolution time, which can vary from 10 milliseconds for "create time" on FAT-formatted files to one hour for "access time" on NTFS-formatted files.Another difference is in the way the time is recorded.For various reasons, the dates and times recorded may be inaccurate.This could be because the computer’s system clock has been incorrectly set.This error can be caused by software programs or inadvertently or deliberately by a user to create a false time stamp.There are also a large number of programs available that are designed for manipulating time stamps.
The Windows operating systems handle time stamping differently depending on the file system in use, since this is actually a file system functionality.
But as the created date will be changed for the merged file the extraction fails. switch to apply another file's attributes to a file.
NOTE: There is no such thing as creation date in Unix, there are only access, modify, and change.
Actually no, you could go to prison for 6 months if you do that. Or maybe not, depending on what kind of file it is.
There was a utility published by PC Magazine eons ago that probably can be downloaded from ZDNet.
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It was called "touch" or something like that and allowed you to change a variety of properties of a file.