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Touching a File with PowerShell

I am finding more and more things I can do with PowerShell everyday. The other day, I had to “touch” a file… one line is what it takes:

(ls testFile.txt).LastWriteTime = New-object DateTime 1991,12,31

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  1. Thanks for the tip, D. If we go with the standard definition of “touch” – to change the file modification time to the current time – then your version is definitely shorter. When I was doing this, I had a need to use a specific time.

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