UTIME(3) BSD Library Functions Manual UTIME(3)NAMEutime — set file times
utime(const char *file, const struct utimbuf *timep);
This interface is obsoleted by utimes(2) .
The utime() function sets the access and modification times of the named
file from the structures in the argument array timep.
If the times are specified (the timep argument is non-NULL) the caller
must be the owner of the file or be the super-user.
If the times are not specified (the timep argument is NULL) the caller
must be the owner of the file, have permission to write the file, or be
The utime() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors speci‐
fied for the library function utimes(2).
SEE ALSOutimes(2), stat(2)HISTORY
A utime() function appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
The utime function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (“POSIX.1”).
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