Win32API-File-Time is Copyright (C) 2004-2005 E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc. Copyright (C) 2007, 2010, 2016 by Thomas R. Wyant, III. DESCRIPTION This package exposes the Windows file creation time for access and modification. It also allows the access, update, and creation times to be modified even if the file is open, or read-only. In fact, the porting of functionality from a system where the Perl utime build-in would change the date of an open file (VMS) to one where it wouldn't (MSWin32) was the motivation for the module. This module exports nothing by default, but is capable of exporting the following subroutines: GetFileTime and SetFileTime (to get and set all file times) utime (to override the built-in). Unlike the Microsoft Kernel32 subroutines of the same name, these take a file name (not a handle), and work in terms of Perl times, not Microsoft file times. Specifically: ($atime, $mtime, $ctime) = GetFileTime ($filename); SetFileTime ($filename, $atime, $mtime, $ctime) or die $^E; This module has the following prerequisites: Time::Local Win32::API Win32API::File INSTALLATION Most Perl users will want to install using their favorite of either 'cpan' or 'cpanp'. For either of these, installing Astro::Coord::ECI gets you everything. ActivePerl users will want to use ActiveState's 'ppi', and install Astro-satpass. If for some reason neither of these works for you, you can download the distribution and expand it using something like tar -xzf Win32API-File-Time-9.999.tar.gz Users of MSWin32 (and perhaps other operating systems) may need to convert the line endings in the expanded files from Unix to their native system before proceeding. Then, issue one of the following two incantations: perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install or perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test sudo ./Build install You should substitute the appropriate program name for 'make', eg nmake (typically) under MSWin32, or mms or mmk under VMS. See ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/nmake15.exe for a copy of nmake for MSWin32 if you need it. Unix users may want to use 'su' rather than 'sudo' for the install. Non-unix users may need to be logged in to an administrative or otherwise privileged accout, and turn on privileges (if applicable) for the install. Of course, since it's pure Perl, you can just expand the kit and drop the .pm files into the Win32/Process/Info directory (creating it if necessary) in the appropriate place in your @INC directories. LICENSING INFORMATION This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5.10.0. For more details, see the full text of the licenses in the directory LICENSES. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.