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Date Modified Timestamp On Windows

Dan Smith May 04, 2019 01:37AM UTC


While using burp 1.7.37 on Windows I noticed that the "Date Modified" field is not being updated after closing Burp Suite.
I use version control system to upload the latest version of burp file to a repository and it doesn't not detect any changes to burp file as a result.

Rose Krawczuk May 07, 2019 01:04PM UTC Support Center agent

Could you let us know which version of Windows you are using and whether you are using the platform installer or the jar?

Dan Smith May 08, 2019 05:03PM UTC
I'm using Windows 10 Version 1809 with latest updates.
I'm using platform installer and jar file.
Both seems to have the same issue.

Rose Krawczuk May 09, 2019 10:15AM UTC Support Center agent

Just to clarify, do you mean that the Burp project file doesn’t update or the JAR / .exe?

Dan Smith May 09, 2019 01:51PM UTC
Here are the reproduction steps for this issue:

1. On a Windows 10 system using Windows explorer go to a folder containing Burp Suite Pro project .burp file, for example 'myproject.burp'.
2. Note the 'Date modified' date and time of 'myproject.burp' project file.
3. Launch Burp Suite Pro program and open 'myproject.burp' project file..
4. Proxy traffic through Burp Suite Pro using a browser, ensure new data is populated into 'Proxy History' tab.
5. Close Burp Suite Pro program either by clicking on the "x" button in the program windows or by going to Burp > Exit.
6. Using Windows Explorer view the 'Date modified' date and time of the 'myproject.burp' project file.
7. In my case the 'Date modified' date and time from does not get updated and is the same in step 2 and step 6.

Liam Tai-Hogan May 10, 2019 11:24AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Dan

Thanks for the additional information.

We’re going to investigate further. However, it might be that the issue is with the OS.

Dan Smith May 28, 2019 01:40AM UTC

I just wanted to see if there was any update on this issue.

Paul Johnston May 28, 2019 02:02PM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Dan,

Thanks for following up. This is a quirk of memory-mapped files on Windows, which Microsoft are aware of.

We could workaround this by explicitly setting the modified date when Burp is closed. I’ve logged a story for this, although it’s likely to be some time until we get to it.

Dan Smith Jul 03, 2019 09:03PM UTC

Are there any plans to fix this issue anytime soon?
I'm using the latest version of Burp and after working on the file to two days the timestamp still says 7/1 even though today is 7/3.

Liam Tai-Hogan Jul 04, 2019 10:50AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Dan, this issue is still in our backlog. We’ll update you when we make some progress.

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