touch (command)

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touch[1] is a command used to update the access date and/or modification date of a computer file or directory or to create it.

  • touch /etc/resolv.conf
  • touch: cannot touch '/etc/resolv.conf': No such file or directory

touch file.txt
touch: cannot touch 'file.txt': Read-only file system

missing file operand[edit]

touch: missing file operand
Try 'touch --help' for more information.

Related commands[edit]

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