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Posted on 2008-10-15
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Hi Experts!

I have a question which relates to change the time of a file. I would like to have a .bat script which do when executed a modification to  the time stamp of a file to the current time stamp.

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by:Angelized
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On solution for you would be to utilise
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/18707.html

then to use it in a bat file you can
ChangeTime.exe [-c] <filename> <time.txt
the time.txt will contain by example
11-11-2008
22-22-22
11-11-2008
22-33-33
11-11-2008

Hope this help...
22-44-44

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by:sirbounty
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how about simply using the native copy command:

copy filename.txt +b
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by:Angelized
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I assume he wanted to do it on a complexe data stucture. and thus avoid copy the whole data over again. and ChangeTime change also the creation date. Might be useful.
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You can also change the Modified date using vbscript.  You can change the Creation and Accessed dates using PowerShell.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/mar08/hey0326.mspx
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by:dlcnet
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@ all
Thanks for the answers! Actually my problem is quite simple. I have a deployment descriptor on weblogic who automatically redeploys the application when the time stamp of a file is changed. Usually I open it first then I make a space then delete the sace and save it. After few secconds the deployer realise that a file is change and starts the redeployment. In order for me to avoid all this open - write - delete - save - close I wanted just to have a batch who does this for me.
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by:sirbounty
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Then will http:#22719682 work for you?
Just change the filename (and input the path, as necessary)...
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@sirbounty
the link goes to a Outlook2003 question. Are you sure this was the correct number?
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No, it goes back to my comment located above...
The copy command I mentioned:

copy filename.txt +b
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