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Re: touch - cannot use options "backward"

From: Philip Rowlands
Subject: Re: touch - cannot use options "backward"
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:46:59 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Laurent Charpentier wrote:

>>   touch --date "$(date --date '1 hour ago')" /tmp/foo
>In fact I want the date '1 hour' younger than its current timestamp
>(not 1 hour ago from now).

It's getting messy, but I think this works:
$ touch -d "$(date -d "$(date -r foo) 1 hour ago")" foo


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