I want to update many of my node's aliases. I have seen many questions here at Drupal Answers, but nothing I can use, as far as I can see.
What I want to do: I want to update a big portion of URLs (mostly forum nodes) to a new alias and still keeping the old aliases. I can do this by using VBO. However, when I update the URL alias using VBO, all forum nodes as well as other nodes will get the "Has new content" marker saying "updated". I want to avoid the nodes getting this "updated" marker since I have around +10,000 nodes.
I have looked in Rules trying to figure if there is I way I can set the nodes to being marked as "read" when I update the URL alias, but I can't see a way to do this.
The reason I'm not just deleting all aliases and then bulk generate them again, is that it won't keep my current aliases thus giving me many 404 errors in the future.
Is there a way to update the node's alias and still keeping the old alias and not having all the nodes marked as "updated"?