getfiletime() and setfiletime()
kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Apr 22 04:27:56 UTC 2006
On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:12:04PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Apr 21), Gary Kline said:
> > With all the billions-and-billions of lines of C hacked by
> > people reading this, do any of you have the functions that
> > would get and save-away the stat mtime, then be able to set the
> > original mtime of the file to what it was?
> > I am getting back to working on a programm that cleans away
> > embedded html, jpg, and other non ASCII (or 8859-1) and leaves
> > just-plain-text. This from my ~/Mail/* files. Ideally, I
> > would like to set the timestamp of each file to what it was. So
> > before I re-invent wheels, I thought I'd ask the list.
> You can use mtree to do this.
How, exactly? In ~/Mail are scores of files dating from 1991;
for the most part this Content-Type = "text/html" for rough
example only began in the late 90's. But there are scads of
them. I'm looking at pulling some of the guts from cp (copy -p
that preserves the time-stamp [and more]). If mtree is an easier
route, then great. How would I run this file
-rw------- 1 kline wheel 306870 Dec 22 2004 ebay.com
thru my filter and have wind up with its original timestamp.
PS: I'm prob'ly making this more complicated than need be....
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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