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Re: [Fwd: Re: Patch for touch to make it have a -p option, similar to mk
Re: [Fwd: Re: Patch for touch to make it have a -p option, similar to mkdir]
Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:33:13 +0100
Marc Abramowitz <address@hidden> wrote:
> Just curious if there are any comments on how to improve this patch, or
> is it just a bad idea to add this kind of functionality to a simple tool
> like touch?
Justification is what's lacking. "It's convenient" isnt' enough.
Adding a new option is a pretty big deal, in some sense.
For example, adding an option to cut may be nixed if you
can already get the same functionality by using awk.
Your script has the advantage that it is portable (I presume; didn't look),
while any reliance on a new touch option would work only with