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FSF                                                      TOUCH(1)


touch - change file timestamps


touch [OPTION]... FILE... touch [-acm] MMDDhhmm[YY] FILE... (obsolescent)


Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time. -a 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 -f (ignored) -m 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 --time=WORD set time given by WORD: access atime use (same as -a) modify mtime (same as -m) --help display this help and exit --version 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 dif- ferent.


Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim Kingdon, David MacKenzie, and Randy Smith.


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Copyright O 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc. touch (fileutils) 4.1Last change: April 2001 1 FSF TOUCH(1) This is free software; see the source for copying condi- tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for touch is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and touch programs are properly installed at your site, the command info touch should give you access to the complete manual. touch (fileutils) 4.1Last change: April 2001 2