Bash – Create a new file
To create a new file in Bash scripting, you can use
touch command. Call the
touch command and pass the file name as argument.
The syntax of the expression to create a new file using
touch command is given below.
The touch command creates an empty file. Yeah a file already exists with the same name, then the modification time for the file is updated to the current time.
In the following script, we create a new file named
#!/bin/bash touch data.txt echo "File created successfully."
Bash Version: GNU bash, version 5.2.15(1)-release (aarch64-apple-darwin22.1.0)
sh-3.2# bash example.sh File created successfully.
In this Bash Tutorial, we learned how to create a new file using touch command.