Touched By PowerShell

 

Today I was asked how to “touch” all files in a folder in Windows to set the Modified timestamp to now. If I was asked about the Created timestamp I would have suggested to copy the files to a new folder and use the copies which will have a new Created timestamp. Unfortunately Windows doesn’t seem to have an easy way to edit the Modified timestamp.

Thankfully, everyone who has Windows also has PowerShell, or should have, or should upgrade their OS. With PowerShell, touching files is easy:

Get-ChildItem * | % { $_.LastWriteTime = [DateTime]::Now }

Touched By PowerShell

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: PowerShell

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: