> > > Just before burning your CD you can put a .txt file with the date, latest news > > > headlines, and current weather in your location if you so wish. > > > > > > You can also label the CD or sharpie the date on it. > > > > Or you can just use a tape archive like any sane person would do. > > I know precisely 0 people with tape archives... > > I knew 1 back in the 90s.. > > It's not really what people do, at all. > > Again, you seem to be falling into that 'advanced user, so everything is simple' > trap. There's no way I'd ever even consider buying a tape backup system, I wouldn't > even know where to start with research. You're not going to just walk into a high > street store and buy a tape backup solution.
I'm talking about a file format that's used by literally every Linux and BSD distribution.
But you don't even need to use tars. A zip file will save timestamps.