Section: 99 [filesys.ts::fs.op.last_write_time] Status: TS Submitter: LWG/SG-3 Opened: 2014-02-13 Last modified: 2017-07-30
Priority: Not Prioritized
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POSIX now says: "Since the utimbuf structure only contains time_t variables and is not accurate to fractions of a second, applications should use the utimensat() function instead of the obsolescent utime() function."
Suggested resolution: Rewrite the last_write_time setter description to utilize utimensat() or similar.
[20 May 2014 Beman Dawes supplies proposed wording. He comments:]
POSIX supplies two functions,
as replacements for
futimens() is appropriate for the current TS.
utimensat() will be appropriate for a future File System TS that adds the
functionality of the whole family of POSIX *
Change 15.25 Last write time [fs.op.last_write_time]:
Effects: Sets the time of last data modification of the file resolved to by
new_time, as if by POSIX
stat()followed by POSIX