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Old 05-31-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
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Question How to "touch" an entire folder?


I would like to modify the Modified date of an entire folder, meaning all of it's files and all the files in it's subfolders..

For this i guess I have to use the touch command. Example:


How can I do this recursively? with for instance chmod you can use -R if i remeber correctly..

-Thanks for your help

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Old 05-31-2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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Loop up the "find" command and the -exec option in particular. You can use find to find all files in a directory recursively, and use the -exec option to execute a command on each one of those files.
"man find" should tell you everything you need to know.
Old 05-31-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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