futimesat - change timestamps of a file relative to a directory file descriptor
This system call is obsolete. Use utimensat(2) instead.
If the pathname given in
pathname is relative, then it is
interpreted relative to the directory referred to by the file descriptor
dirfd (rather than relative to the current working directory of
the calling process, as is done by utimes(2) for a
pathname is relative and
dirfd is the special
value AT_FDCWD, then
pathname is interpreted
relative to the current working directory of the calling process (like
pathname is absolute, then
dirfd is ignored.
On success, futimesat() returns a 0. On error, -1 is
errno is set to indicate the error.
This system call is nonstandard. It was implemented from a specification that was proposed for POSIX.1, but that specification was replaced by the one for utimensat(2).
A similar system call exists on Solaris.
pathname is NULL, then the glibc
futimesat() wrapper function updates the times for the
file referred to by
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