history of touch

Michael Halcrow mike at halcrow.us
Wed Sep 13 14:55:36 MDT 2006


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On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 09:20:25AM -0600, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> Does anyone know the history behind the touch command? Why "touch"?

It was simply written as part of a complementary set of UNIX
utilities, including finger, unzip, strip, uptime, gawk, head, mount,
fsck, gasp, more, yes, umount, and sleep. No dark and twisted
conspiracies to worry about.

Mike
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The overly examined life is not worth living.

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