How do I touch a file?

This example demonstrate a touch command just like Unix touch command. If the file to be touched doesn’t exist a new empty file will be created.

package org.kodejava.example.commons.io;

import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

public class TouchFileExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            File file = new File("Touch.dat");

            //
            // Touch the file, when the file is not exist a new file will be
            // created. If the file exist change the file timestamp.
            //
            FileUtils.touch(file);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Wayan Saryada

Programmer, runner, recreational diver, currently living in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, creating web based application with Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA.

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