files are copied but setting time stamp fails

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Oct 12 19:08:11 GMT 2005

On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 11:03:34AM +0300, Nick Demou (enLogic) wrote:
> 	$ echo foo > .1.QKjE7e
> 	$ touch .1.QKjE7e

Setting the current time may be allowed where setting an arbitrary
time is not (for instance, I know of an OS where directories are treated
that way).  If your "touch" command has a -t or an -r option, try using
one of those to see if it gives an error.  If it does not, you can run
it under strace (or whatever your system-call tracing program is named)
to see what system call is being used successfully.


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