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utime: access and modification times structure


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utime.h --- access and modification times structure


#include <utime.h>


The <utime.h> header shall declare the utimbuf structure, which shall include the following members:

time_t    actime    Access time.
time_t    modtime   Modification time.

The times shall be measured in seconds since the Epoch.

The <utime.h> header shall define the time_t type as described in <sys/types.h>.

The following shall be declared as a function and may also be defined as a macro. A function prototype shall be provided.

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

The following sections are informative.


The utime() function only allows setting file timestamps to the nearest second. Applications should use the utimensat() function instead. See <sys/stat.h>.




The <utime.h> header may be removed in a future version.


Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

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<sys_stat.h>, <sys_types.h>

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2008, futimens(), utime()