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Old 04-12-2020
Touch file inside directory referenced by wild card.

I'm on the AiX system.

ls -d /[Oo]racle/mymac/ returns

/oracle/mymac/ or /Oracle/mymac/ whichever is found on my system.

I wish to touch a file file.tmp inside the found directory.

I was trying

Code:
touch | ls -d /[Oo]racle/mymac/ | echo file.tmp

But this does not work.

Can you please suggest how can I get this to work ?
 

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TOUCH(1)							   User Commands							  TOUCH(1)

NAME
touch - change file timestamps SYNOPSIS
touch [OPTION]... FILE... DESCRIPTION
Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. -a change only the access time -B, --backward=SECONDS Modify the time by going back SECONDS seconds. For example, touch -r foo -B 5 bar will make the file bar 5 seconds older than file foo. -c, --no-create do not create any files -d, --date=STRING parse STRING and use it instead of current time -F, --forward=SECONDS Modify the time by going forward SECONDS seconds. For example, touch -r foo -F 5 bar will make the file bar 5 seconds newer than file foo. -f (ignored) -m change only the modification time -r, --reference=FILE use this file's times instead of current time -t STAMP use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] instead of current time --time=WORD set time given by WORD: access atime use (same as -a) modify mtime (same as -m) --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit Note that the -d and -t options accept different time-date formats. AUTHOR
Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim Kingdon, David MacKenzie, and Randy Smith. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE. SEE ALSO
The full documentation for touch is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and touch programs are properly installed at your site, the command info touch should give you access to the complete manual. touch (coreutils) 4.5.3 October 2002 TOUCH(1)

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