touch



TOUCH(1)                         User Commands                        TOUCH(1)




NAME

       touch - change file timestamps


SYNOPSIS

       touch [OPTION]... FILE...


DESCRIPTION

       Update  the  access  and modification times of each FILE to the current
       time.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

       -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 -d and -t options accept different time-date formats.


AUTHOR

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


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       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 coreutils touch

       should give you access to the complete manual.



touch (coreutils) 5.2.1            July 2005                          TOUCH(1)

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