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Copy Timestamp From One File to Another in Linux

Tested on Ubuntu 16.04.

# get last modified time in seconds past the epoch
export SECS=$(/usr/bin/stat -c "%Y" "${FILE_SRC})

# set modified time to seconds past the epoch
touch --date=@${SECS} "${FILE_DST}"

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