Update folder modified date based on file contents

I’ve used this tool a few times with good result-


If you copy a bunch of folders + files to another drive, maybe as a makeshift backup, and restore them later- the folders will all get new timestamps on them. Not a huge deal, but if you’re looking for that project you were working on a couple years back, it’s helpful to sort by modified date and narrow down your search. Typically the files inside the folders will maintain their correct timestamps (created + modified dates), just the folders will lose this data.

This tool simply scans all folders/sub-folders and finds the newest modified date on the files contained inside, and then updated the folder modified date to match this. It won’t necessarily exactly match what the folder’s original stamps were, but.. it’s better than nothing.

Oh, and it’s free.

StartSSL no longer free

I’ve been using the StartSSL service on a couple websites for a number of years, and enjoyed being able to utilize a free SSL cert that actually works with most of the browsers out there. After receiving notice that one of my certs was expiring soon, I went back to the site and went through the process of renewing it. Except this time, instead of getting my rewned cert, I instead got an email that the free certs are not allowed for commercial use (ie, ecommerce). Even though everything on their website indicates it is fine to use them this way, and I’d had no problem using them for some time on my commercial sites. Instead, theyre now steering me to use their “Class 2” cert which is a paid option.

So, don’t bother signing up with these guys if you need an ssl cert for your website. You might “luck out” and get a free one, but next year they’ll likely suddenly remember that you’re not supposed to be using it for what it is intended.

Guess I’ll go shopping and see who’s gouging me the least these days for a silly SSL cert…