TOUCH(1)                       FSF                       TOUCH(1)

       touch - change file timestamps

       touch [OPTION]... FILE...

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

       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

              access -a, atime -a, mtime -m, modify -m, use -a

       --help display this help and exit

              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.

       Report bugs to <>.

       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