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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Terminal - Commands tagged touch - 14 results
touch files.txt; cat reorder_files.sh | while read line; do x=`echo $line | sed 's/touch \([a-z0-9\.]\+.*.pdf\);.*/\1/'`; echo $x >> files.txt ; done;
touch -r "source_file" "destination_file"
tstouch() { [[ $1 =~ $2 ]] && touch -t ${BASH_REMATCH[1]} $1; }
2013-10-01 20:00:34
User: bartonski
Functions: touch
Tags: bash touch

tstouch takes two arguments: a filename containing a timestamp, and an extended regular expression with the parenthesized section matching a timestamp of the form YYYYMMDDhhmm or YYYYMMDDhhmm.ss.

It then touches the file with that timestamp.

touch -d $(zenity --calendar --date-format=%F) filename
touch -t [[CC]AA]MMJJhhmm[.ss]
for i in `seq 100`; do mkdir f${i}; touch ./f${i}/myfile$i ;done
2011-09-29 01:03:46
Functions: mkdir touch
Tags: seq mkdir touch

creates 100 directories f(1-100) with a file in each matched to the directory (/f1/myfile1, .. /f98/myfile98,/f99/myfile99/,/f100/myfile100,etc )

find . -type f -exec touch "{}" \;
touch -t 201001010000 begin; touch -t 201012312359.59 end; find . -newer begin -a ! -newer end
2011-06-22 20:09:05
Functions: find touch
Tags: find dates touch

Example above will recursively find files in current directory created/modified in 2010.

touch file{1,2,3,4,5}.sh
> [filename]
2011-05-18 14:59:02
User: bbbco

Ever need to erase the contents of a file and start over from scratch? This easy command allows you to do so. Be warned! This will immediately erase all the contents of your file and start you over from scratch (i.e. your file will be at 0 bytes, like if you touch a file).

sudo chattr -R +i dirname
2011-05-17 05:05:49
User: mamue
Functions: chattr sudo
Tags: touch

-R Recursively change attributes of directories and their contents.

+i to set the immutable bit to prevent even root from erasing or changing the contents of a file.

cd <directory>; touch ./-i
2011-05-12 11:01:58
User: ljmhk
Functions: cd touch
Tags: touch

Forces the -i flag on the rm command when using a wildcard delete.

alias Z=base64&&Z=dG91Y2ggUExFQVNFX1NUT1BfQU5OT1lJTkdfQ09NTUFORExJTkVGVV9VU0VSUwo=&&$(echo $Z|Z -d)
2010-12-24 14:29:19
User: rodolfoap
Functions: alias echo
Tags: touch base64

Would create a file with a meaningful title. Dedicated to John Cons, who is annoying us users. Merry Christmas!!!

touch -r "$FILE1" "$FILE2"
2009-10-21 13:53:59
User: kobayashison
Functions: touch

atime and mtime timestamps of $FILE2 is changed according to the ones of $FILE1. If $FILE2 doesn't exist is created.