touch every file in current folder and subfolder

find . -type f -exec touch "{}" \;

By: kev
2011-06-26 03:15:55

What Others Think

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 ..."
flatcap · 399 weeks and 4 days ago
Similarly, I presume one could also do: find . -type f | xargs touch This should also do "touch file1 file2 file3 . . ."
ewilson · 399 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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