ArGest Backup User Guide

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Resetting Access Time: (-a)

The option -a causes BRU to reset the access time of the files processed. This is important when using the atime (access time) of a file for date processing. Since the action of reading a file for backup accesses it, telling BRU to reset the atime will change the file’s atime to the last real access, rather than the access just performed by BRU.