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Re: utime

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: utime
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 16:03:10 +0100

Simon Josefsson wrote:

> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>> Given that coreutils stopped using it then (no problems), and that
>> gnulib-tool has been warning anyone who uses it, outright removal
>> should be safe, now.  Here's a patch to do that.
>> I'll push tomorrow if no one objects.
> Sounds good to me.
>> +On some old platforms (Sequent), @code{utime (file, NULL)} fails to set the
>> +file's timestamp to the current time.
> I'm assuming nobody cares about Sequent any more.  If anyone does, it is
> in the git history.
>>  On some platforms, this function mis-handles trailing slash:
>>  Solaris 9.
> Is Solaris 9 considered too old as well?  Or is this problem
> unimportant?

It's the function itself that is now irrelevant.
No one should be using utime anymore.
>From doc/posix-*/utime.texi:

    This function cannot set full timestamp resolution.  Use
    @code{utimensat(AT_FDCWD,file,times,0)}, or the gnulib module utimens,

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