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Re^2: utime of dirs on win32

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Feb 05, 2007 at 11:04 UTC ( #598268=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: utime of dirs on win32
in thread utime of dirs on win32

Interesting, must be newer dox. Mine just say:
Changes the access and modification times on each file of a list of files. The first two elements of the list must be the NUMERICAL access and modification times, in that order. Returns the number of files successfully changed. The inode change time of each file is set to the current time. This code has the same effect as the "touch" command if the files already exist:
#!/usr/bin/perl $now = time; utime $now, $now, @ARGV;
If the first two elements of the list are "undef", then the utime(2) function in the C library will be called with a null second argument. On most systems, this will set the file's access and modification times to the current time. (i.e. equivalent to the example above.)
utime undef, undef, @ARGV;
In any event, this did not address the problem:
G:\>perl -we "utime(1, 1156817846, 'foo')"

G:\>stat foo
  File: `foo'
  Size: 0               Blocks: 0          IO Block: 1024   directory
Device: 435c336ch/1130115948d   Inode: 12243914462851298397  Links: 2
Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x)  Uid: (  400/ jpierce)   Gid: (  401/mkpasswd)
Access: 2007-02-05 00:00:00.000000000 -0500
Modify: 2000-07-14 00:00:00.000000000 -0400
Change: 2000-07-14 00:00:00.000000000 -0400
Did you test on a directory, which was what the question was specifically about?

UPDATE: Sorry, I stat'ed the wrong file when checking the new code; it doesn't help that windows only seems to track the date for access time. I suppose this is another argument for remembering to check warnings. Time for bed now,

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