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Re: Touch symlink

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Touch symlink
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 19:52:00 -0700
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"Donald J. Axel" <address@hidden> writes:

> Should
> there be an option for touching the link and leaving the
> original file?

Most likely yes, however, I don't know of any way to implement such an
option in portable Posix code, on GNU/Linux, or on Solaris.  FreeBSD
can do it, though: its touch has a "-h" option that does what you
want, and GNU touch could be modified to support -h on BSDish systems.

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