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Re: Comparing modification times like make

by Krambambuli (Deacon)
on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:57 UTC ( #719731=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Comparing modification times like make

The Perl Cookbook recommends

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Recipe 9.1. Getting and Setting Timestamps

9.1.1. Problem

You need to retrieve or alter when a file was last modified (written or changed) or accessed (read).

9.1.2. Solution

Use stat to get those times and utime to set them. Both functions are built into Perl:

($READTIME, $WRITETIME) = (stat($filename))[8,9];

utime($NEWREADTIME, $NEWWRITETIME, $filename);

9.1.3. Discussion
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But I do not know how well this does on Windows.

Updated formatting error, to show the code correctly - thanks Perlbotics

Krambambuli
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Re^2: Comparing modification times like make
by cdarke (Prior) on Oct 27, 2008 at 13:40 UTC

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