Modify or Adjust File Date Time on Unix/Linux

You have folders or files in your server last modified date/time was 3 months ago, sometime for some reason we would like to change files or folders last modified date/time to older or recent date. You can modify the date/time of a folder or file with Unix/Linux touch command.

For example I have a file name wireless.pcap, last update or created was in year 2009. I can change the last modify time by the touch command touch -t yyyymmddhhmm filename

shell> touch -t 201007101540 wireless.pcap

This will change the file last updated date and time to 10th July 2010 15:40pm.