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LUTIMES(3)               BSD Library Functions Manual               LUTIMES(3)

NAME
     lutimes -- set file access and modification times of symlink

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/time.h>

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

DESCRIPTION
     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 current 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 ele-ment. element.
     ment.  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 time.

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

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

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

SEE ALSO
     utimes(2), setattrlist(2)

BSD                              Aug 13, 2006                              BSD

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