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futimesat() - Unix, Linux System Call


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NAME

futimes - change timestamps of a file relative to a directory file descriptor

SYNOPSIS

#include <fcntl.h> 

int futimesat(int dirfd, const char *path, const struct timeval times[2]);

DESCRIPTION

The futimesat() system call operates in exactly the same way as utimes(2), except for the differences described in this manual page.

If the pathname given in pathname is relative, then it is interpreted relative to the directory referred to by the file descriptor dirfd (rather than relative to the current working directory of the calling process, as is done by utimes(2) for a relative pathname).

If the pathname given in pathname is relative and dirfd is the special value AT_FDCWD, then pathname is interpreted relative to the current working directory of the calling process (like utimes(2)).

If the pathname given in pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored.

RETURN VALUE

On success, futimesat() returns a 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The same errors that occur for utimes(2) can also occur for futimesat(). The following additional errors can occur for futimesat():

TagDescription
EBADF dirfd is not a valid file descriptor.
ENOTDIR pathname is a relative path and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory.

CONFORMING TO

This system call is non-standard but is proposed for inclusion in a future revision of POSIX.1. A similar system call exists on Solaris.

GLIBC NOTES

If the path argument is NULL, then the glibc futimes() wrapper function updates the times for the file referred to by dirfd.

VERSIONS

futimesat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16.

SEE ALSO



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