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System Calls                                             utime(2)



NAME
     utime - set file access and modification times

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <utime.h>

     int utime(const char *path, const struct utimbuf *times);

DESCRIPTION
     The utime() function sets the access and modification  times
     of  the file pointed to by path,  and causes the time of the
     last file status change (st_ctime) to be updated.

     If times is NULL, the access and modification times  of  the
     file  are  set  to  the  current time. A process must be the
     owner of the file or have write permission to use utime() in
     this manner.

     If times is not NULL, times is interpreted as a pointer to a
     utimbuf  structure (defined in <utime.h>) and the access and
     modification times are set to the values  contained  in  the
     designated  structure.  Only  the  owner  of the file or the
     super-user may use utime() in this manner.

     The utimbuf structure contains the following members:

     time_t   actime;    /* access time */
     time_t   modtime;   /* modification time */

     The times contained in the members of the utimbuf  structure
     are measured in seconds since 00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1  is
     returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     The utime() function will fail if:

     EACCES
           Search permission is denied by a component of the path
           prefix; or the effective user ID of the process is not
           superuser and not the owner of the file, write permis-
           sion is denied for the file, and times is NULL.

     EFAULT
           The path argument points to an illegal address.

     EINTR A signal  was  caught  during  the  execution  of  the
           utime() function.




SunOS 5.9           Last change: 28 Dec 1996                    1






System Calls                                             utime(2)



     EIO   An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to
           the file system.

     ELOOP Too many symbolic links were encountered in  translat-
           ing path.

     ENAMETOOLONG
           The length of the path argument exceeds  PATH_MAX,  or
           the  length of a path component exceeds NAME_MAX while
           _POSIX_NO_TRUNC is in effect.

     ENOENT
           The named file does not exist or is a null pathname.

     ENOLINK
           The path argument points to a remote machine  and  the
           link to that machine is no longer active.

     ENOTDIR
           A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     EPERM The effective user  of  the  calling  process  is  not
           super-user and not the owner of the file, and times is
           not NULL.

     EROFS The file system containing the file is  mounted  read-
           only.

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Standard                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | MT-Level                    | Async-Signal-Safe           |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     stat(2), attributes(5)












SunOS 5.9           Last change: 28 Dec 1996                    2