history of touch

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Wed Sep 13 15:06:18 MDT 2006


On Sep 13, 2006, at 1:55 PM, Michael Halcrow wrote:

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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"?
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> 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.
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Can't....resist....

Shouldn't it go more like: gawk, unzip, strip, finger, gasp, uptime,  
head, mount, fsck, more, yes, umount and sleep?

;)

-Blake

P.S.  For those that don't get it, ignore it, you're pure.



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