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touch every file in current folder and subfolder

Terminal - touch every file in current folder and subfolder
find . -type f -exec touch "{}" \;
2011-06-26 03:15:55
User: kev
Functions: find touch
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touch every file in current folder and subfolder

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As with many "find ... exec" commands, it's quicker to use + rather than \;

Your command will do "touch file1; touch file2; touch file3".

This more efficient command:

find . -type f -exec touch "{}" +

will do "touch file1 file2 file3 ..."

Comment by flatcap 204 weeks ago

Similarly, I presume one could also do:

find . -type f | xargs touch

This should also do "touch file1 file2 file3 . . ."

Comment by ewilson 203 weeks and 6 days ago

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