Create File with touch Command

Configuration for GNU Linux Fedora Computer using Linux Command


   The easiest way to create new file ( empty text file or txt file) on Fedora Linux system is using touch command.  The touch command can be very useful to create new empty text file on Linux system. The touch command example below show the step to create empty text file on Fedora Linux system.

Create file with touch command example no.01:


1.  Create new file named text_file.txt

create file

[root@fedora ~]# touch text_file.txt

[root@fedora ~]#


2.  List file in current directory to verify the creation of new text_file.txt

list file

[root@fedora ~]# ls

anaconda-ks.cfg Download install.log.syslog Pictures text_file.txt

Desktop fedora9 mbox Public Videos

Documents install.log Music Templates

[root@fedora ~]#


3.  Using the ll command to view long list file properties.

list test file

[root@fedora ~]# ll text_file.txt

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-07-23 05:04 text_file.txt

[root@fedora ~]#


Create files  with touch command example no.02:


1.  Create 3 files on one go with touch command.

create empty file

[root@fedora ~]# touch text_files.txt new_files.txt file_example.txt

[root@fedora ~]#


2. Verify the files creation.

create text files

[root@fedora ~]# ls

anaconda-ks.cfg fedora9 mbox Public

Desktop file_example.txt Music Templates

Documents install.log new_files.txt text_files.txt

Download install.log.syslog Pictures Videos

[root@fedora ~]#


3.  Using the ll command to view long list files properties.

long list files properties

[root@fedora ~]# ll text_files.txt new_files.txt file_example.txt

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-07-23 05:00 file_example.txt

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-07-23 05:00 new_files.txt

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-07-23 05:00 text_files.txt

[root@fedora ~]#


touch Command Example:

# touch text_file.txt 

# touch text_file.txt new_files.txt file_example.txt 


Note: The ll command is equal to ls -l ( alias ll='ls -l --color=auto')