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RE: [SLE] cron not recognizing changes to /etc/cron.d files [SOLVED] - OT
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:34:54 -0500
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On Wednesday, April 12, 2006 @ 8:00 AM, Joachim Schrod wrote:

>Greg Wallace wrote:
>> I found some almost right away. I still don't really understand when
>> date is changed.


>atime, the "access time": whenever a file is opened for reading and closed

>mtime, the "modified time": whenever a file is written to.

>ctime, the "status change time": whenever a file is written to, its name,
>other meta information is changed.

>Now the exception for atime: File systems can be mounted with a flag that
>the atime not to be updated on read access (option noatime). The NFS server
>doesn't update atime on reading (well, sometimes); thus this information on

>NFS-mounted file systems is not always true.

>> I would like to try to create a new file and get all 3
>> dates set to different values.

>I don't know of any way to do that. You can change the atime and the mtime
>touch later, after creation. Each touch will update ctime, since you update
>information about the file (see above).

> Joachim

Thanks for the info. Based on the above, would the following alwayas be
true --

ctime >= mtime >= atime ?

Seems like it would.

Greg Wallace

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