cooktime man page

cooktime ā€” set file times

Synopsis

cooktime [ option... ] filename...
cooktime -Help
cooktime -VERSion

Description

The cooktime program is used to set the modified time or access time of a file. This can be used to defend against unwanted logical dependencies when making "minor" changes to files.

If no option is specified, the default action is as if "-Modify now" was specified.

Options

The following options are understood.

-Access date

This option may be used to set the last-access time of the files. The date is relatively free-format; rember to use quotes to insulate spaces from the shell.

-Modify date

This option may be used to set the last-modify time of the files. The date is relatively free-format; rember to use quotes to insulate spaces from the shell.

-Time-Stamp-Granularity seconds

This option may be used to specify the granularity of the filesystem's timestamps, otherwise a default value of 1 second is used.

-Report

When use alone, produces a listing of access times and modify times for the named files. When used with -Access or -Modify, produces a listing of the changes made.

-Help

Give some information on how to use the cooktime command.

Any other option will generate a diagnostic error.

Info

Cook Reference Manual