How to Changing a file’s “Date Created” and “Last Modified”
you can use the
touch command along with the
-r switch to apply another file’s attributes to a file.
NOTE: There is no such thing as creation date in Unix, there are only access, modify, and change. See this U&L Q&A titled: get age of given file for further details.
$ touch -r goldenfile newfile
For example purposes here’s a
goldenfile that was created with some arbitrary timestamp.
$ touch -d 20120101 file-name $ ls -l
-rw-rw-r--. 1 east4serv east4serv 0 Jan 1 2012
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