Re: File utility suggestions?

Subject: Re: File utility suggestions?
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Joyce Fetterman" <Joycef -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>,<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:17:29 -0400

Joyce Fetterman asks
> I need a tool to update the last modified date on all files in a folder.
> I've done some searching and there are MANY tools out there. I could
> just pick one, but can anyone here recommend tools to try (or avoid). I
> don't mind buying a good file utility, but don't want to spend money
> needlessly.

I use Cygwin, which is free, on all my Windows systems. It provides all the common Unix command-line tools. The "touch" command will do exactly what you want. You can either construct a wildcard expression or write a shell script in order to address a particular set of filenames.

See for further info.

--Peter Neilson


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