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Development Tools Console Foundations Getting Started with the Console Moving and Deleting Files

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How do I create a new text file with console?

Jim explains how to create a new directory with the mkdir command, but, how about creating a new text file?

3 Answers

There are a few ways to go about doing that. Some editors will allow you to open a file that doesn't exist and then create it when you save it. Another easy way would be with the touch command which will simply create a completely empty file with the name you give it:

gparsons at bolt in ~/example
$ ls

gparsons at bolt in ~/example
$ touch my_file.txt

gparsons at bolt in ~/example
$ ls

SERGIO you can also do this:

nano testfile.txt

This creates the file with .txt type and automatically open the file in nano text editor.

It's totally up to you what do you want to do at that specific moment.

But normally you would you my way 'cos you create the file to edit it and write something in.

I never used the touch much.

Just a hint from my side :)