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Old 07-19-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Timestamp Help


Does anyone know how I can change a timestamp of the modification time or access time without changing the other?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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touch -a -m

man touch
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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I have tried touch -a <199501052126> test.txt and
touch -m 200311251030 text.txt but after I press enter the date revert back to the current date and time...

Did I do something wrong?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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Are you the owner of the file?

If not, run it as root.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:52 PM   #5
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I have all the read, write, and execute permission.

How do I run it as root?...
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #6
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You have to log in as root.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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Double posting under two different user names is still double posting.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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Read the man pages. It clearly says you need to put -t before you give the timestamp.

So, correct command is:
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touch -m -t 200311251030 text.txt

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