TOUCH(1)                       FSF                       TOUCH(1)

NAME
       touch - change file timestamps

SYNOPSIS
       touch [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       or     :  ../src/touch  [-acm] MMDDhhmm[YY] FILE... (obso-
              lescent)

       Update the access and modification times of each  FILE  to
              the current time.

       -a     change only the access time

       -c     do not create any files

       -d, --date=STRING
              parse STRING and use it instead of current time

       -f     (ignored)

       -m     change only the modification time

       -r, --reference=FILE
              use this file's times instead of current time

       -t     STAMP                  use    [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss]
              instead of current time

       --time=WORD
              access -a, atime -a, mtime -m, modify -m, use -a

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       STAMP may be used without -t if none of -drt, nor --,  are
       used.   Note  that  the three time-date formats recognized
       for the -d and -t options and for the obsolescent argument
       are all different.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for touch is maintained as a Tex-
       info manual.  If the info and touch programs are  properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info touch

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU fileutils 4.0         November 1998                         1