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    touch-for-windows

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    touch-for-windows

    A lightweight Windows implementation of Unix's touch command written in Javascript. This package is built for Windows specifically, and likely will not work on other systems.

    Install

    For users: npm install -g touch-for-windows

    For developers:

    1. git clone https://www.github.com/zacharyjbaldwin/touch-for-windows.git
    2. cd touch-for-windows
    3. npm install

    Usage

    touch [option] <filename>

    Options

    option functionality
    -a change only the access time of a file
    -d, --date specifies the date to use when changing access and/or modification/write time (accepts any date string that can be used by the JavaScript Date object
    -h, --hidden hide/unhide a file or create a hidden file if it doesn't exist
    -m change only the modification/write time of a file
    -v, --version output version information and exit
    --help display help page

    Special Formatting

    For creating mutliple files with successive numbering, you can use a shortcut like this:

    touch my-file{0...3}.txt

    This command will create my-file0.txt, my-file1.txt, my-file2.txt, and my-file3.txt.

    All files will have the same attributes based on the flags provided to the command.

    Examples

    Touch a file: touch my-file.txt

    Change only the access time: touch -a my-file.txt

    Change only the modification/write time: touch -m my-file.txt

    Change both access time and modification/write time: touch -am my-file.txt (this is the same behavior as simply touch my-file.txt)

    Toggle hidden attribute of a file: touch -h my-file.txt (hides/unhides a file if it exists or creates a hidden file if it does not)

    Touch multiple files: touch my-file.txt package.json another-file.js

    Manually specify the date to use: touch -d="8/25/2054 6:35:56 AM" my-file.txt

    Using multiple flags together: touch -amh -d="5/4/2020" my-file.txt

    Creating multiple files: touch my-file{0...5}.txt

    License

    Copyright 2022 Zachary Baldwin

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i touch-for-windows

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    105

    Version

    1.0.5

    License

    MIT

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