I would like to change the modified date of a symlink. The symlink points to a directory so it cannot be a hardlink. The following command works fine in the terminal for an actual directory, but it does not modify the modified date on the symlink. How can I do this and why does the command not work on symlinks?
touch -mt 201202112109 "Users/scott/actual directory" touch -mt 201202112109 "Users/scott/symlink"
First one works, second one does not. the symlink actually points to the directory with the modified mod date. both are owned by same owner (me) and have same permissions. Running Lion 10.7.3