There are many questions online asking how to make the commands
cp go about copying a file while keeping the "date created" attribute the same as the original instead of the time of copy. I understand this is Mac's added information and is separate from the file's metadata "date created" attribute. Anyways, as I played around with
rsync -a, it did everything I wanted except, as everyone online notes, it changed the "date created" to the time of copy instead of original make. With
cp it changes due to "a change to the inode". Command-c command-v, however, keeps the "date created" time the same.
Here's my question: How is it that Cmd-C Cmd-V keeps the date created attribute the same on the copy, yet no command in the terminal will yield this result? If Cmd-C Cmd-V can do it, it seems there has to be some command in the Terminal that replicates this?