Section: FSF (1)
Updated: November 2001
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touch - change file timestamps
[-acm] MMDDhhmm[YY] FILE... (obsolescent)
Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time.
change only the access time
- -c, --no-create
do not create any files
- -d, --date=STRING
parse STRING and use it instead of current time
change only the modification time
- -r, --reference=FILE
use this file's times instead of current time
- -t STAMP
use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] instead of current time
set time given by WORD: access atime use (same as -a)
modify mtime (same as -m)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Note that the three time-date formats recognized for the -d and -t options
and for the obsolescent argument are all different.
Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim Kingdon, David MacKenzie, and Randy Smith.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
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