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    Mar 30, 2013
    Any solution to not update timestamps ?

    I need to list when files and folders on an external drive were accessed the last time, without that my own browsing of the folders updates the timestamps.

    I imaged the hard drive (at low level), so that I currently have a true clone of it.
    I however want to access the clone in "read-only" mode, not updating timestamps if possible.

    Strangely, Linux Knoppix does not recognize any valid partition table (contrarily to what happened for some other Mac drives), but connecting the drive to a Mac, the folders are still listed. So, there still must be a valid partitions table.

    I'm looking for something like following Linux commands :
    sudo -i
    fdisk -l
    mount -r -o noatime,nodiratime,noiversion /dev/sdb1 /mnt/MyMountPoint
    ls -la

    Any solution to the fact that "fdisk -l" is not able to find the partition table for disk /sdb ?
    Or any way to mount the drive on the Mac without updating timestamps ?

    Thank you for your help.

  2. #2

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    Mar 30, 2013
    [Solved ] Any solution to not update timestamps ?
    "fdisk -l" was not working for the external drive as the first partition had an unrecognized filesystem, but GParted showed me that was interesting me was on /dev/sdb3 and formatted hfs+.

    So, the Linux command to mount the partition read-only, without updating timestamps is :
    mount -r -t hfsplus -o noatime,nodiratime,noiversion /dev/sdb3 /mnt/MyMountPoint

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