8 Pratical Examples of Linux “Touch” Command

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Ravi Saive

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7 Responses

  1. venkat says:

    Thank you for these tips/
    The basics of the command “touch” are covered very well, in a simple manner.

    Venkat

  2. Abhishek Yadav says:

    Nice tutorials…covers basics of ‘touch’ fair enough !!

  3. Hej

    I use Ubuntu 14.04, when I use touch like this:

    touch -t 195312100101 sekt-0001.jpg

    Then the file icon i filer have a clock on it why?

    I can still use the picture

  4. Lucas says:

    Out of curiosity, any idea how the touch command got its name?

  5. MykeC says:

    How does one update the modification timestamp of a file to become its current value plus one second?

    I would like to write a shell script which does this easily to any group of files as needed.

  6. Santhosh says:

    Ravi,
    Nice post & it’s very useful.

    One small correction here. I think the following command will update the time-stamp of file meena with the time-stamp of leena file.

    $ touch -r leena meena

    Will you check it.

    Thanks,

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Dear Vijay,

      Thanks for the findings, no one noticed that post was 1.2 year old and the only you who noticed. Thanks again, corrected in the write up..:)

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