Nerd fun fact: the "touch" command in linux is actually absolutely not here to create empty files, it's to change file timestamps.

@bram know I’ve never touched an existing file. Does it just change time stamp?

@platypus apparently yes, I've never tried it myself ^^'

From the manpage: "A FILE argument string of - is handled specially and causes touch to change the times of the file associated with standard output."

@bram @platypus sometimes necessarily when your Filesystem and your buildsytem disagree on what what happened when

@bram yes, and I loovvee touch -r <file1> <file2> (to ensure file2 has the same date as file1 #hax0rz

@bram it's for cheating when you are too lazy too work.

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