[Gllug] 'touch' command

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Wed May 30 15:49:42 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 04:49:51PM +0100, john gennard wrote:
> I've used touch for years, and wanted to set permissions
> on some files I was creating. So, for the first time ever,
> I pulled up the man page and found it does not mention the
> creation of files. Is this a command everyone knows about
> but no one has 'written up'?

It will create a file if it does not exist -- unless you give it a '-c' option.

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