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TOUCH(1)			 User Commands			      TOUCH(1)

NAME
       touch - change file timestamps

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

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

       Mandatory arguments to long options are	mandatory  for	short  options
       too.

       -a     change only the access time

       -B, --backward=SECONDS
	      Modify  the  time	 by  going back	SECONDS	seconds.  For example,
	      touch -r foo -B 5	bar will make the file	bar  5	seconds	 older
	      than file	foo.

       -c, --no-create
	      do not create any	files

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

       -F, --forward=SECONDS
	      Modify  the time by going	forward	SECONDS	seconds.  For example,
	      touch -r foo -F 5	bar will make the file	bar  5	seconds	 newer
	      than file	foo.

       -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
	      set  time	 given	by  WORD: access atime use (same as -a)	modify
	      mtime (same as -m)

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       Note that the -d	and -t options accept different	time-date formats.

AUTHOR
       Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim  Kingdon,  David  MacKenzie,
       and Randy Smith.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not	even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR	 A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full	documentation for touch	is maintained as a Texinfo 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.

touch (coreutils) 4.5.3		 October 2002			      TOUCH(1)

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