Man Page Minute – touch

NAME
touch – change file timestampsSYNOPSIS
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 files times instead of current time

-t STAMP
use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] instead of current time

–time=WORD
change the specified time: WORD is access, atime, or use: equiv
alent to -a WORD is modify or mtime: equivalent to -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.

If a FILE is -, touch standard output.

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 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
extent permitted by law.

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 touch

should give you access to the complete manual.

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