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Re: Age of dir in UNIX

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Dec 04, 2013 at 17:26 UTC ( #1065619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Age of dir in UNIX

You should also be aware of this tidbit from man stat:
Not all of the Linux filesystems implement all of the time fields.
Some file system types allow mounting in such a way that file accesses do not cause an update of the st_atime field. (See 'noatime' in mount(8).)

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Re^2: Age of dir in UNIX
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 04, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
    He's trying to access the mtime, not the atime. (mtime updates on every new/deleted/renamed file, AFAIK)

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[oiskuu]: Hm. that depends on kernel compiled with CONFIG_AUDITSYSCAL L
[tye]: apropos my several mentions of audit
[Corion]: At least my (non-SELinux) Debian has that config thing set. I don't have non-Debian machines handy (except Android)

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