Is it possible to include an action item in an action group so that when that particular action group is executed, the file modification date DOES NOT change unless actual changes are made to tags or files by that action group when it is applied to a collection of files.
We wish to be able to do this in such a way that the file modification date never changes UNLESS one or more tags are actually added or changed. Otherwise, it is difficult to keep track of the "age"of the files in a library if they are processed but no changes actually occur.
Now that I think about it, it seems appropriate that ANY TIME a tag command is executed, the file modification date is kept intact if no actual changes are made, regardless of the way the command is applied.
I've observed that repeating an action item changes the file modification date when it is known that all the changes were already made the first time it was executed.
We need to find a way to sort a collection of albums by their effective age, so we can isolate older albums whose last actual modification date precedes a specific date, e.g. all albums whose last file modification date/time was prior to, say, the beginning of 2016 or the 15th of January, etc.
It is not sufficient to check the "preserve file modification date" option, as we do wish to update the file modification datestamp when actual changes are made.
Thanks in advance for any insight as to how this can be accomlished.
Dennis, aka "d2b"