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Re: why does open ">..." sometimes touches the directory?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Feb 05, 2013 at 14:08 UTC ( #1017178=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to why does open ">..." sometimes touches the directory?

Probably the safest assumption is simply to assume that “it might.”   Actual behavior can depend on the OS-type and, within Unix/Linux, exactly what filesystem is used and how that filesystem is configured.   All of which is really beyond your control.   So, don&rquo;t get upset if the mod-time of a directory changes, and, don’t use mod-time as a sentinel to tell you whether or not you need to dumpster-dive into a particular directory.

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