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UTIME(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						  UTIME(3)

NAME
utime -- set file times LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <utime.h> int utime(const char *file, const struct utimbuf *timep); DESCRIPTION
This interface is obsoleted by utimes(2). The utime() function sets the access and modification times of the named file. If timep is NULL, the access and modification times are set to the current time. The calling process must be the owner of the file or have permission to write the file. If timep is non-NULL, time is assumed to be a pointer to a utimbuf structure, as defined in <utime.h>: struct utimbuf { time_t actime; /* Access time */ time_t modtime; /* Modification time */ }; The access time is set to the value of the actime member, and the modification time is set to the value of the modtime member. The times are measured in seconds since 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, January 1, 1970 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The calling process 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. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
utime() will fail if: [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix; or the times argument is NULL and the effective user ID of the process does not match the owner of the file, and is not the super-user, and write access is denied. [EFAULT] file or times points outside the process's allocated address space. [EINVAL] The pathname contains a character with the high-order bit set. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading or writing the affected inode. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an entire path name exceeded 1023 characters. [ENOENT] The named file does not exist. [ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix is not a directory. [EPERM] The times argument is not NULL and the calling process's effective user ID does not match the owner of the file and is not the super-user. [EROFS] The file system containing the file is mounted read-only. SEE ALSO
stat(2), utimes(2) STANDARDS
The utime() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1''). It was however marked as legacy in the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (``POSIX.1'') revision of the standard. HISTORY
A utime() function appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX. BSD
April 29, 2010 BSD

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UTIMES(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual							 UTIMES(2)

NAME
utimes, futimes -- set file access and modification times LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/time.h> int utimes(const char *path, const struct timeval *times); int futimes(int fd, const struct timeval *times); DESCRIPTION
The access and modification times of the file named by path or referenced by fd are changed as specified by the argument times. 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 ele- ment, 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 time. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
utimes() will fail if: [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix; or the times argument is NULL and the effective user ID of the process does not match the owner of the file, and is not the super-user, and write access is denied. [EFAULT] path or times points outside the process's allocated address space. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading or writing the affected inode. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded NAME_MAX characters, or an entire path name exceeded PATH_MAX characters. [ENOENT] The named file does not exist. [ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix is not a directory. [EPERM] The times argument is not NULL and the calling process's effective user ID does not match the owner of the file and is not the super-user. [EROFS] The file system containing the file is mounted read-only. futimes() will fail if: [EBADF] fd does not refer to a valid descriptor. All of the functions will fail if: [EACCES] The times argument is NULL and the effective user ID of the process does not match the owner of the file, and is not the super-user, and write access is denied. [EFAULT] times points outside the process's allocated address space. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading or writing the affected inode. [EPERM] The times argument is not NULL and the calling process's effective user ID does not match the owner of the file and is not the super-user. [EROFS] The file system containing the file is mounted read-only. SEE ALSO
stat(2), utime(3) HISTORY
The utimes() function call appeared in 4.2BSD. The futimes() function call first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0. BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD
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