Python os.utime() Method


Description

Python method utime() sets the access and modified times of the file specified by path.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for utime() method −

os.utime(path, times)

Parameters

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of utime() method.

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# Showing stat information of file
stinfo = os.stat('a2.py')
print stinfo

# Using os.stat to recieve atime and mtime of file
print "access time of a2.py: %s" %stinfo.st_atime
print "modified time of a2.py: %s" %stinfo.st_mtime

# Modifying atime and mtime
os.utime("a2.py",(1330712280, 1330712292))
print "done!!"

When we run above program, it produces following result −

posix.stat_result(st_mode=33188, st_ino=3940649674337682L, st_dev=277923425L, st
_nlink=1, st_uid=400, st_gid=401, st_size=335L, st_atime=1330498070, st_mtime=13
30498074, st_ctime=1330498065)
access time of a2.py: 1330498070
modified time of a2.py: 1330498074
done!!
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