[ingo] Procmail vacation script -- ctime vs mtime

Zachary Kotlarek zach at kotlarek.com
Sat Jan 22 23:39:05 UTC 2011

On Jan 22, 2011, at 11:43 AM, Jan Schneider wrote:

> This piece of code seem to have been working fine for the last 7 years for everyone else, so I'm a but reluctant to change it, especially since I don't use procmail.
> This is the patch that added it: http://git.horde.org/diff.php/ingo/lib/Script/procmail.php?rev=1.51&rt=horde&r1=1.44&r2=1.45

In many cases it does work; absent inode modifications ctime and mtime are always the same. But when they are different I don't know why you'd prefer the ctime.

I emailed the contributor noted in the original patch (or at least tried -- as you noted it's quite old). Maybe they can explain the intent.


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