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NAME         top

       futimes, lutimes - change file timestamps

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sys/time.h>

       int futimes(int fd, const struct timeval tv[2]);

       int lutimes(const char *filename, const struct timeval tv[2]);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       futimes(), lutimes():
           Since glibc 2.19:
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:

DESCRIPTION         top

       futimes() changes the access and modification times of a file in the
       same way as utimes(2), with the difference that the file whose
       timestamps are to be changed is specified via a file descriptor, fd,
       rather than via a pathname.

       lutimes() changes the access and modification times of a file in the
       same way as utimes(2), with the difference that if filename refers to
       a symbolic link, then the link is not dereferenced: instead, the
       timestamps of the symbolic link are changed.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

ERRORS         top

       Errors are as for utimes(2), with the following additions for

       EBADF  fd is not a valid file descriptor.

       ENOSYS The /proc filesystem could not be accessed.

       The following additional error may occur for lutimes():

       ENOSYS The kernel does not support this call; Linux 2.6.22 or later
              is required.

VERSIONS         top

       futimes() is available since glibc 2.3.  lutimes() is available since
       glibc 2.6, and is implemented using the utimensat(2) system call,
       which is supported since kernel 2.6.22.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface            Attribute     Value   │
       │futimes(), lutimes() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are not specified in any standard.  Other than Linux,
       they are available only on the BSDs.

SEE ALSO         top

       utime(2), utimensat(2), symlink(7)

COLOPHON         top

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