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Adam Rubinson
Adam Rubinson
4,286 Points

Touch Command

how do I use the touch command? Like in the video when it was 1 click and then "my_really_cool_project" appeared?

You can use the touch command to create a new file in the current directory. Let's say you are in the MySites directory. You can then do: 'touch app.js' which will create a file app.js in the MySites directory. Its like the mkdir command. Which lets you create a directory in the current direcotry

Chris Komaroff
Chris Komaroff
Courses Plus Student 13,672 Points

Let's say a file with name test.txt exists with 12/27/17 21:20 time stamp. The current date/time is 12/28/17 08:30 Then enter this in same directory as test.txt: touch test.txt Then enter this to see current info on file: ls -al test.txt .... .... Dec 28 08:30 test.txt ...

The time stamp of test.txt was just updated to current date/time (now).