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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:09 am    Post subject: Touching all files uploaded to a server Reply with quote

Is there anyway to automatically touch files when they are uploaded to my server. It would help me immensly if all files I uploaded were listed as last modified at the time they were uploaded to the server.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

touch /path/to/server/dir/*

I don't know about recursive touch though.

btw I'm glad a good search of 'man touch' had the man page for the touch command as the first hit. *phew*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know how to use touch and if you bothered to read the post you would know that I was asking how to do this automatically. I'm hoping to be able to touch files that are uploaded to the server automatically, as there are many users on the server. Thanks for the help, but leave the attitude behind and buy some glasses.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright alright. Calm down!

Could you not just touch the dirs in question using a cron job? If its urgent?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very sorry for getting angry at you. I just had a long day and I shouldn't have let it get to me. Again, I'm sorry.

I can't really do that because files get added to the same directory every day. I want to use the find command to create links to files less than a week old. If I touch the directory every day then the files will always appear only one day old all the time. I guess I would write a script to move the old files to a new directory before running the cron job but that would be a little combersome. I'm using SFTP and SCP to transfer the files if that helps. Perhaps I should look at the client side apps for a solution.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madtinkerer wrote:
I'm very sorry for getting angry at you. I just had a long day and I shouldn't have let it get to me. Again, I'm sorry.

I can't really do that because files get added to the same directory every day. I want to use the find command to create links to files less than a week old. If I touch the directory every day then the files will always appear only one day old all the time. I guess I would write a script to move the old files to a new directory before running the cron job but that would be a little combersome. I'm using SFTP and SCP to transfer the files if that helps. Perhaps I should look at the client side apps for a solution.


I was thinking about that before. You could make a cron job that would copy to another dir and timestamp them. Its its an ugly solution.

You could always write a script or something.

edit: Apology accepted. I'm sorry for not reading the OP more carefully!
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