Finder has a pesky trait where sometimes it would set Date Modified to today's when browsing a really old folder.

For the time being, I am using attribute Date Modified as a quick guidance when looking for something.

To preserve Date Modified attribute, I am using sudo chflags -R uchg <folder> and sudo chflags -R schg <folder inside iCloud Drive folders.

Actual question - are there any issues/risks/problems when using sudo chflags -R schg <folder> and sudo chflags -R uchg <folder> inside iCloud Drive folder?

Ps. I realize that setting these flags will prevent me from making any edits (i.e. access will be read-only for my user and the system); that's my intention, I want to treat certain folders as true archives - i.e. no edits whatsoever even to attributes



You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .