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Old 10-07-2013
Signal Timestamp change for hard and soft links

Hi team, i am writing a purge script to delete softlinks and hardlinks on linux system which are 3/10/30 days old. To test the script i need to create links with old timestamp, i am able to cange timestamp for files but not for links.

i tried touch -h option but this option is not available on RHEL.

can you please help me with this.



thanks
satya
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Old 10-07-2013
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Originally Posted by Satyak
To test the script i need to create links with old timestamp, i am able to cange timestamp for files but not for links.
Just a thought: why don't you test with files and then switch over to links? I suppose you use some find ... -type .... -newer ... and work on the output of this (either by piping it into a loop or by -exec). What is the problem with testing your code with -type f and then switching over to -type l once the results are to your satisfaction?

I hope this helps.

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