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Re: cp -a not preserving timestamps on symlinks

From: Alan Ford
Subject: Re: cp -a not preserving timestamps on symlinks
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 12:21:51 +0100
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On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 11:51:25PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> For kernel calls like stat(2) there is lstat(2).  But there is no
> lutime(2) equivalent for utime(2).  Therefore there is no way to
> change the times on a symlink.

I was just doing more research on this... there is a lutimes function,
which does for symlinks what utimes does for files. There's no manual
page for lutimes, but the page for utimes says it is equivalent to
utime, so I guess lutimes would do this then?

Would this be implementatble in touch and cp ?

Alan Ford * address@hidden 

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