Copying files maintaining dates

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  1. diogodasilva macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2008
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    Hello guys,

    I've recently ran into an issue. I need to copy files from an external drive to an IMAC but I need all dates to be preserved. Like creation date, modification date etc...
    Is that possible somehow?

    Thanks a bunch for your help.
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    I haven't used it anytime recently but you can use Terminal and the cp command with (I believe) the -p option. In Terminal type "man cp" for more information. Test it one one or two files first.

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