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Re: 1.5.21: file timestamp not updated after editing

On Jul 29 19:29, Alex Eng wrote:
> After editing a file, the timestamp on the file (according to ls -l)
> is unchanged.  However if stat <filename> is executed, the change
> timestamp given in the output differs from that given in ls -l:
> $ ls -l foo.c
> -rw-r--r-- 1 Alex 126 Jul 29 17:10 foo.c
> $ nano foo.c
> ### File is edited and saved ###
> $ ls -l foo.c
> -rw-r--r-- 1 Alex 289 Jul 29 17:10 foo.c
> $ stat foo.c
>  File: `foo.c'
>  Size: 289             Blocks: 1          IO Block: 1024   regular file
> Device: a8dc98beh/2833029310d   Inode: 562949953426654  Links: 1
> Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: ( 1004/    Alex)   Gid: (  513/    None)
> Access: 2006-07-29 18:19:09.921875000 -0700
> Modify: 2006-07-29 17:10:44.531250000 -0700
> Change: 2006-07-29 18:19:15.828125000 -0700

I can't reproduce this problem at all.  Assuming nano changes the file
in place, opposed to editors like vim, which recreate the file on write,
then a simple open/write/close like this:

  #include <stdio.h>
  #include <errno.h>
  #include <sys/fcntl.h>

  main (int argc, char **argv)
    int fd = open (argv[1], O_WRONLY);
    if (fd < 0)
	fprintf (stderr, "open(%s): %d <%s>\n",
		 argv[1], errno, strerror (errno));
	return 1;
    --argc; ++argv;
    while (--argc > 0)
	write (fd, *argv, strlen (*argv));
    close (fd);
    return 0;

would have the same effect.  It hasn't, at least not in my testing.
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