On 23 May 2003, Michael Long wrote:
ML> Date: 23 May 2003 23:31:14 -0400
ML> From: Michael Long <mlong(a)datalong.com>
ML> Reply-To: wlug(a)mail.wlug.org
ML> To: WLUG <wlug(a)mail.wlug.org>
ML> Subject: [Wlug] Last modified time
ML> How reliable is the ls -l listing. In other words is it possible to
ML> modify a file and leave false timestamp on it.
ML> Michael Long <mlong(a)datalong.com>
ML> Wlug mailing list
Yes, it's easy to change the time. The "utime" function is standard
and does the trick. There's a perl binding, too.