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Re: `touch' broken on GNU

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: `touch' broken on GNU
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:41:02 -0700
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Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> writes:

> Before I start digging deeper: can someone imaging offhand why `touch'
> broke?

Thanks for the report.  Which version of 'touch'?  The email didn't
say.  Is this CVS coreutils or some other version?

> thomas@leibniz:/var/tmp/coreutils/build $ src/touch foo
> thomas@leibniz:/var/tmp/coreutils/build $ ls -l foo
> -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 0 Jan  1  1970 foo

It may be a problem in the Hurd's implementation of futimesat and/or
futimes.  Perhaps you can strace or truss or do whatever the Hurd
equivalent is, to see which system calls are being executed?

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