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Old 11-12-2010
Help on touch command

Hi all
I changed some of my files in my hoem directory to old dates using the touch command like this
touch -t 200805101024 file name

but after using this command the date changed properly but it displays like below
-rwxr--r-- 1 fincntrg fingrp 193619 May 10 2008 vi.pdf

I need the date format like below
-rwxrwxrwx 1 fincntrg fingrp 28 Apr 17 17:31 thelak

It eats the time eventhogh i given the time too in at the time of execution

Please help on this.

Waiting for the earliest response
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Old 11-12-2010
No, it doesn't "eat" the time. ls will only display the date, without the time, for all files older than 6 months. If available, you could use the stat command to show the full date and time, or on Linux hosts ls --full-time
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Old 11-12-2010
GR8 master

Thanks alot for your kind sharing

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but i tried in one another set up in that the stuff even for 5 days before its not working

please look the below
[QFNC]/finusers/finadm/SELVA/STATIC> touch thelak
-rw-r--r--   1 finadm   findba            0 Nov 12 12:50 thelak
[QFNC]/finusers/finadm/SELVA/STATIC> touch -t 201010051000 thelak
-rw-r--r--   1 finadm   findba            0 Oct 05 2010  thelak

whether the permission plays vital role any suggestions masters

Last edited by pludi; 11-12-2010 at 08:14 AM..
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Old 11-12-2010
Hmm, is the clock wrong on your server?
What is the output from:

More thoughts.
I don't know of a mainstream "ls" which outputs leading zeros on a day number "Oct 05 2010".
What Operating System and version are you running?
What did you type to display the sample directory listings?

Last edited by methyl; 11-12-2010 at 08:34 AM..
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