I have a similar situation when backing up Windows directories containing FUSERs. When restoring sources and objects from Windows (i.e. using Beyond Compare), I have to perform the FTOUCH - however this tool is very circumstancial to use, having to run it from a DOS prompt and setting up pathes and stuff. FTOUCH should definitely be accessible from within Natural Studio. In fact, it would be reasonable if F5 (Refresh) on a local library would automatically perform a total FTOUCH for that lib. It doesn’t take that many seconds
if seems not so simple to work with utilities on system-level.
Names of the natural-modules inside may be converted to another name on system-level. So it is possible, that imported modules (on system-level) destroy another module. So you MUST look inside FILEDIR.SAG, which name on system-level is used for name inside NATURAL (v.v.), but SAG doesn’t give us a utility .
For details have a look to ‘NATURAL/Operations for UNIX and OpenVMS’.
There is a description and a WARNING to use Utilities on system-level (including FTOUCH!!!).
I have a slight hope, that SAG will develop a tool, that allows us to work with the modules on system-level.