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bug#27942: Bug regarding "touch" command

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#27942: Bug regarding "touch" command
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 22:28:56 -0700
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L A Walsh wrote:
So the touch command does the same as:
  echo -n >>'stdout-file'   ?

Not really.

What was the use-case that touch needed to have
the new feature?

It was mainly a desire to get back to the original Unix model, where basic commands like 'touch' were thin wrappers around system calls.

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