Update-FileWriteTime

SYNOPSIS

Touch a file.

SYNTAX

Update-FileWriteTime [-Name] <String[]> [-Date <DateTime>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

This function checks whether a given file exists, and if so, updates the LastWriteTime property of the given file. Should the file not exist, a new, empty file is created. This function works on Linux/macOS.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

touch myfile

This example creates myfile if it does not exist in the current directory. If the file does exist, the LastWriteTime property will be updated.

PARAMETERS

-Name

One or more filenames to be touched

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: True
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Date

Specify a specific date for LastWriteTime

Type: DateTime
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: (Get-Date)
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

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