Request: Bring back the 'Touch' Menu item

Request: Bring back the ‘Touch’ Menu item

I know it’s still a contextual item, but I had a keyboard shortcut set up to do it quicker in 1.8 and I can’t find a way to replicate that functionality now.

Out of curiosity, what is a good use for Touch?


The main menu of version 1.9.1 will probably include the “Touch” item again (and I’m curious too :slight_smile:)

“Touch” needs to renamed (what exactly does “Touch” mean?). The description is buried in the Help, and it’s not clear what it does when you use it.

“touch” changes modification date and -time.

… To the current date and time.


It’s a common UNIX term, IIRC.

And it’s also a unix term. From ‘man touch’:
touch - change file access and modification times

touch [-acfhm] [-r file] [-t [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.SS]] file …

The touch utility sets the modification and access times of files to the
current time of day. If the file doesn’t exist, it is created with
default permissions.

Woot! I’m learning enough unix to be dangerous. :open_mouth:

It’s a nice image - you’re interacting with a file, but only just, not enough to open it and read it, for instance, just enough to update the modification datestamp. The image is that you approach the file, extend your finger, and ever-so lightly brush it with right the very tip…