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Re: Thread safe equivalent of LINUX touch command

by RichardK (Parson)
on Nov 22, 2012 at 15:48 UTC ( #1005153=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Thread safe equivalent of LINUX touch command

Does utime do what you need?

the help says :-

For example, this code has the same effect as the Unix touch(1) comman +d when the files already exist and belong to the user running the program: #!/usr/bin/perl $atime = $mtime = time; utime $atime, $mtime, @ARGV;

Don't know about thread safety though, but why would you care ?

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Re^2: Thread safe equivalent of LINUX touch command
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:39 UTC

    utime will not create the file if it does not exist; that is one difference with touch.

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