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Bug #48454 touch() does not modify accessed time in Windows
Submitted: 2009-06-02 15:52 UTC Modified: 2009-08-18 14:47 UTC
From: soapergem at gmail dot com Assigned: pajoye (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 5.2.9 OS: win32 only - Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2009-06-02 15:52 UTC] soapergem at gmail dot com
Description:
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The touch() command does not actually modify the accessed time of a file on a Windows platform. After calling touch() on a file with an access time specified, the access time is set to the current time.

Reproduce code:
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<?php

$file = 'C:\\test.txt';
$mtime = filemtime($file);
$atime = fileatime($file);

$newtime = mktime(0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 2009);
$result1 = touch($file, $mtime, $newtime);
$result2 = ( $atime != fileatime($file) );

var_dump($result1);
var_dump($result2);

?>

Expected result:
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On the first run, we should expect the file C:\test.txt to have an access time of January 1st, 2009, and this expected PHP output:

bool(true)
bool(true)


Actual result:
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Instead, the file C:\test.txt will have an access time of whenever the script ran, and this is the PHP output we get:

bool(true)
bool(false)


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 [2009-06-02 20:05 UTC] jani@php.net
Works fine with *nix, fails with Windows.
 [2009-06-04 05:49 UTC] kalle@php.net
Reproduced in both 5.2.9, 5.2.10rc2-dev and 5.3.0rc3-dev on Vista
 [2009-08-18 14:47 UTC] pajoye@php.net
This bug has been fixed in SVN.

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Fixed in 5.3+
 
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