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What is the problem you are having with rclone?
Late to the party as I've been ootl but got warnings all over my G00gle now and realized it is time to move to Dropbox.
However, upon running rclone sync/copy I notice the folder dates are not persisted. All folders just get a default jan 1 2000 date on Dropbox. This is not good as it is important metadata for me to have for many reasons.
This was not the case with G00gle and date persistence was fine.
Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.
Any way around this that is well known? A script perhaps to run that grabs the date for files and adds to parent folder would work. Sorry, unable to find good docs and info on it here but figured more users than me should have the same problem
As it is explained in the linked github thread it can be possible for some remotes (not sure if for dropbox though) but is not implemented at the moment.
It would be possible to change this but it would be quite a lot of work re-plumbing things througout rclone. For the object based backends we'd store an object with a name ending in / (rclone already knows how to ignore these).
Is this important to your companyu @novitk ? Maybe they'd like to sponsor the development of the feature?
It would work - but first you have to talk to dropbox to convince them to allow to set date on folder via their API.
I've tested touch -t on a mount directory and it works so will see if there are any scripts or so that does it. Otherwise I'll try to create one although I'm not well versed in bash so will probably take some time hehe.
First I'll take of the dropbox - google migration. This is secondary, of course
because this is how rclone works:) this is dropbox API limitation - not possible to set/read folder creation time (it is on google). In addition rclone does not support folder modification time on any remote.