TOUCH(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands TOUCH(1B)


NAME


touch - change file access and modification times

SYNOPSIS


/usr/ucb/touch [-acfm] file...


DESCRIPTION


touch sets the access and modification times of each file to the current
time. file is created if it does not already exist.

OPTIONS


-a
Change the access time of file. Do not change the modification time
unless -m is also specified.


-c
Do not create file if it does not exist.


-f
Attempt to force the touch in spite of read and write permissions
on file.


-m
Change the modification time of file. Do not change the access time
unless -a is also specified.


USAGE


See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of touch when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).

EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
touch executed successfully and all requested changes were made.


>0
An error occurred. touch returns the number of files for which the
times could not be successfully modified.


SEE ALSO


touch(1), attributes(5), largefile(5)


October 26, 1995 TOUCH(1B)