Software :: How To Change Timestamp Of Symlink

Feb 10, 2010

I have a directory containing files and symlinks to files elswhere. I make a copy of the directory like this:
cp -rp dir/* new_dir

The files in new_dir have their original timestamps, but the symlinks have the current time. touch -t does not operate on the symblink but on the files they reference. Is there a way to set the timestamp of the symlink to a time in the past?

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Ubuntu :: Change Folder Timestamp Recursively?

Sep 2, 2010

I was wondering if anyone knows how to change the timestamps of folders recursively based on the latest timestamp found of the files in that folder.

So for example:

jon@UbuntuPanther:/media/media/MP3s/Foo Fighters/(1997-05-20) The Colour and The Shape$ ls -alF
total 55220
drwxr-xr-x 2 jon jon 4096 2010-08-30 12:34 ./


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Aug 1, 2010

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Oct 10, 2010

I have a server with my music on it. There is a network share where all my machines can access that music. In the past I have created a link inside the Music folder of each user/machine which links to the Samba share. I have been doing this by linking to /home/[username]/.gvfs/share on server.

In 8.10 I am able to drag and drop to create the necessary link from Music to share on server. With maybe 9.10 I lost the ability to drag and drop the link and had to resort to the command line ( ln -s "/home/[username]/.gvfs/share on server" /home/[username]/Music ). With 10.10 I don't seem to be able to create this link using any method. (Any link which is created is linked to / .) (After 8.10 admin rights are required to create the link from ~/.gvfs/whatever.) This method is very handy as all of the machines and users point to the exact same location for their music (~/Music/share) and if I can't create that link this system of organization fails.

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Feb 19, 2011

Because I am working with some 3d software, and to be able to start it I need to symlink and from /usr/lib64/ to and from /usr/lib64/catalyst/ folder. I move existing libs to new names by adding .bak at the end of file name.

But everytime I restart machine soemthing changes linking from (in catalyst folder) to (in usr/lib64/ folder), original file. And I can not start 3d software. Can I stop that from happening somehow? Why is that happening at all?

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Mar 17, 2010

Is there a way to log specific type of network connection with timestamp? I mean, if someone sends a mail through mail server, is there a way the server logs that connection with timestamp?

2010-03-17 14:10:12 <server>:25 <client1>:<port1>
2010-03-17 14:10:26 <server>:25 <client2>:<port2>
2010-03-17 14:13:09 <server>:25 <client3>:<port3>
2010-03-17 14:15:43 <server>:25 <client4>:<port4>

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General :: Compare File Timestamp In Bash?

May 6, 2010

How do I compare the timestamp of two files? I tried this but it doesn't work:

file1time=`stat -c %Y fil1.txt`
file2time=`stat -c %Y file2.txt`


I printed both the time stamps, in order and it gives me

./ line 13: [1273143480: command not found

So basically if comparision is not working, I guess. Or if there is any other nice way than what I am doing, please let me know.

Edit: There was no space in between if, so changing it to this works:

if [ $file1time -gt $file2time ]

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Jul 26, 2010

I recently hired a new tech guy to start managing our servers. In doing this I went ahead and upgraded all the servers. It has been awhile now since I sent him the details of the new server and the last time I talked to him he was joking around with one of the other clients not realizing how long it took.

I know on other server moves, my old guy could have everything setup and running in a couple days as a good amount of time is waiting for the data to copy over. I am starting to wonder if this guy is going to try and throw a huge bill at me, so I would like to know what hes doing on the server with time stamps just so I can get a idea of how much time he has been logged into the server. Does this server OS have anything like this built in?

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Oct 19, 2010

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May 27, 2010

I am looking for a way to print the timestamp of a directory using find command. I can do that for a file, but for a directory, it is printing the contents of the directory as well. Lets say there is a directory called doc, and there are more than one occurrences of that directory.

find . -name "doc" -type d -exec ls -l {} ;

This is printing the contents of all the files under doc directory as well.

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Oct 29, 2010

I've implemented a python script in conky that shows my stock portfolio.But, in the output of last updated timestamp, I get a time several hours in the past. The url for fetching stock data is: [URL]This is a norwegian stock, and I also live in norway. So the timestamp is not translated to the stock market of where it came. I can't find any 'localizing' stuff in the url either.Now my question is this: The script puts the time into a variable, the varable now contains ex 11:23 Is there any way I can add 6 hours or so to this variable

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Aug 20, 2010

I got a directory with files in it like: I need to update the timestamps on these files using "touch -t 200607010000" on each file in the directory so I came up with the following one liner:

for i in `ls -1`; do touch -t `ls -1 | sed -n 's%([0-9]{4})-([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})(.*)%1230000%p'` $i; done

My goal was to use sed and get the timestamp for touch and then loop through each file and touch with the timestamp.However the script, not giving me the results I intended. Can anyone chime in on what I am doing wrong?I have been banging away at this for a couple of hours now and am clueless on what it could be. I also tried another variant such as:

for z in $(ls -1 *.foo); do echo $z $(for i in `ls -1 *.foo | sed 's%([0-9]{4})-([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})(.*)%1230000%p'`; do echo "$i"; done); done

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Jun 16, 2010

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Whereas if "ls -l" executes from a cron job the format is:

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Jan 29, 2010

I am just trying to print the timestamp. which is not working.

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It is not displaying anything. What is wrong with the above commands.

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Thu Jun 23 20:49:29 EST 2011
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I'm writing a bash script to auto run on boot in Tinycore.

This is a watered down version.


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BTW this is all pretty much cut-and-paste scripting so please feel free to comment if you know a more elegant way.

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Jun 3, 2010

I have a directory listing with many subdirectories having many files. I want to recursively search for the oldest 5 files starting from the base directory and not 5 from each subdirectory. I am writing a shell script which sorts them using ls -lRtur|egrep "txt|jpg" > /tmp/file1 Now from this /tmp/file1 file I want to sort the files same as what the ls -ltr command does that is oldest file time to newest file time first. How do I sort based on Linux time stamp? The files itself also have Linux timestamps embedded in them So I can sort based after extracting them as well if it is easier.
My /tmp/file1 has entries like below.

-rw-rw-r--. 1 usr1 usr1 705 2010-01-22 17:25 sample20100603173659.jpg

I want to get the 5 oldest files and then delete them.

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Jun 14, 2010

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how to undo this?

"Simply change the symlink so that it points to /bin/bash. To do this, open a terminal, and type the following:

sudo rm -f /bin/sh
sudo ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh

From now on your scripts should work as their authors expected."

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Mar 13, 2010

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I'm trying to move a file from a directory to another one and create a symlink but seem to be doing something wrong. Have done "man ln" and looked up info in coreutils but I don't seem to be able to get it right. There are two files in ./home/jim/.config/banshee-1/ that I want to move to ./home/jim/Dropbox/banshee. I have created backups of both and created the new folder in Dropbox. see attached screen shots. I then run

Code: jim@saturn ~ $ sudo ln - ./home/jim/Dropbox/banshee/banshee.db ./home/jim/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db
ln: creating symbolic link `./home/jim/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db': No such file or directory and get the above error message. Now I know symlinks do not need to be complete at the time of creation, but I'm not sure if I have done this right or not and if I try and read and write banshee.db at the original location if it will do it properly and efficiently. Is this a case where I should do a hardlink instead and have both files. If I want to do this every time at start up, how do I automate the commands once I have them right?

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This was one of the most basic things Windows could do since Windows 95, and is one of the simplest shortcuts I dearly miss since leaving Windows.

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