history of touch
fungus at aros.net
Wed Sep 13 12:50:23 MDT 2006
Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>> Does anyone know the history behind the touch command? Why "touch"?
> I have two theories:
> 1. The 'touch' command basically touches a file to update the access
> modification time. Seems straight forward.
I am pretty sure this is correct. The last modified time tells you the
last time you "touched" that file.
> 2. (Is this where your mind wandered?) The 'geeks' who wrote the
> 'touch' command may not have had girlfriends, so the computer was the
> closest thing to a girlfriend.
LOL, you might be right.
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