TOUCH(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands TOUCH(1B)
touch - change file access and modification times
sets the access and modification times of each file to the current
is created if it does not already exist.
Change the access time of file
. Do not change the modification time
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
Change the modification time of file
. Do not change the access time
is also specified.
for the description of the behavior of touch
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).
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)
October 26, 1995 TOUCH(1B)