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touch

Change a file access and modification times (atime, mtime). More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/touch.

  • Create a new empty file(s) or change the times for existing file(s) to current time:

touch {{filename}}

  • Set the times on a file to a specific date and time:

touch -t {{YYYYMMDDHHMM.SS}} {{filename}}

  • Use the times from a file to set the times on a second file:

touch -r {{filename}} {{filename2}}

  • Create multiple files:

touch {{file{1,2,3}.txt}}