Let’s go time traveling

Things should have been different before, but maybe they can still be fixed now? If you have files from the past which need to be converted or altered in ways that would require writing a new inode to your local storage disk, ordinarily you’d lose the original timestamps, and the new versions would instead end up with the timestamp corresponding with the point when you ran the conversion. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s a Bash function which copies timestamps between files.