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lutimes(3)               BSD Library Functions Manual               lutimes(3)


     lutimes -- set file access and modification times of symlink


     #include <sys/time.h>

     lutimes(const char *path, struct timeval times[2]);


     The access and modification times of the file named by path are changed
     as specified by the argument times, even if path specifies a symbolic
     link (for utimes(2) the times of the file referenced by the symbolic link
     are changed).

     If times is NULL, the access and modification times are set to the cur-
     rent time.  The caller must be the owner of the file, have permission to
     write the file, or be the super-user.

     If times is non-NULL, it is assumed to point to an array of two timeval
     structures.  The access time is set to the value of the first element,
     and the modification time is set to the value of the second element.  The
     caller must be the owner of the file or be the super-user.

     In either case, the inode-change-time of the file is set to the current


     Instead of being a system call, lutimes() is emulated using
     setattrlist(2).  Not all file systems support setattrlist(2).


     Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, -1 is
     returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.


     The lutimes() call may return the same errors as utimes(2) and


     utimes(2), setattrlist(2)

BSD                              Aug 13, 2006                              BSD

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