Issue #7106 has been updated by kwilczynski (Krzysztof Wilczynski).


In the grand scheme of things FileUtils could be a gem (especially, since it lacks a maintainer now), yes. This probably would turn to be good for it, actually.

As per your suggestion, I am going to do my best and maintain this as a gem for any BSD/POSIX.1 compliant platform. Maybe even with Windows support later (with Luis' blessing).
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Feature #7106: FileUtils.touch should allow touching the symlink itself rather than the file the link points to
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7106#change-41090

Author: cirrusthinking (Alessandro Diaferia)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: next minor


Most systems support POSIX lutimes sys call that allows a symlink to be touched. I'd like to see this feature implemented.
Unfortunately I'd like to see this feature on Solaris as soon as possible but I cannot see lutimes syscall supported there.


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