touch – change file timestampsSYNOPSIS
touch [OPTION]… FILE…
Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
-a change only the access time
do not create any files
parse STRING and use it instead of current time
-m change only the modification time
use this files times instead of current time
use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] instead of current time
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
output version information and exit
Note that the -d and -t options accept different time-date formats.
If a FILE is -, touch standard output.
Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim Kingdon, David MacKenzie,
and Randy Smith.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.
The full documentation for touch is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and touch programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.