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Unix program used via command-line. See touchpad or touchscreen if your question relates to those instead.

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Set date modified of all .DS_Store files in a folder and all its subfolders via terminal?

I'm on macOS Sierra. I'd really love to know how to use terminal to set the date modified of all .DS_Store files in a specific hierarchy to a given date. So far, I know that I can do this: sudo touch -...
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Identify users who touch files to prevent moving to slow storage

I have two storage systems, Primary (GPFS, fast, 400TB) and Secondary (Isilon/Netapp, slow, 2.5PB). A rule exists to move from Primary to Secondary all files that have not been accessed in the last N ...
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Get "Pointer location" in adb logcat using filter

I have Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and need to automate tapping and swiping in app. I can't see the X, Y when enabling "Pointer location" on the watch. How can I filter (adb logcat logs) to show ...
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How to delete Last Opened date on Mac OSX Finder

I am trying to delete the "Last Opened" date for a file found in Finder on Mac OSX (Catalina 10.15.7). I've found a few walkthroughs already and tried them without success. In Terminal I ...
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External portable Touchscreen monitor (USB-C) on non-touch laptop

I have a laptop without touch screen (acer aspire E17 E5-774G-5660). It does come with a USB Type-C connector that supports USB 3.1 Type-C, Gen 1 . I bought a portable touch monitor also equipped with ...
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Disable One Point on Touchscreen

Is there any software / drivers I am able to install which allow one pixel or an area of the screen to become 'touchscreen dead'? I have a 'phantom touch' problem on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 where ...
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Acer synaptics touchpad stops working randomly

I have an Acer Aspire VN7-791G. I am using the latest Windows 10 version (1909 18363.720), and keeping it up to date. But my touchpad stops working randomly and this freezes my computer for 1-2 sec. ...
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How to turn off touchscreen earlier when stylus gets detected?

I have an HP convertible with stylus input. The windows options offer the function to turn off touchscreen, when the stylus is near enough to the touchscreen. My problem is, that it only switches the ...
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BulkFileChanger command-line issue

My test on BulkFileChanger v1.65: In command-line, parameter /cfg doesn't work. So, the command-line can be ran with default cfg only. For Example, the command bulkfilechanger.exe /cfg "myconfig.cfg"...
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How to recursively change modified date for folder and contents mac to current date

I'm currently using this script on a volume via folder action. for f in "$@" do touch "$f" done It changes the modified date for files and folders added to the volume to the current date with no ...
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How to create same file in all subdirectories?

I have many existing subdirectories, like: /path/to/my/subs/a /path/to/my/subs/b /path/to/my/subs/c No I want to create a new file in each of them. The filename is constant, like: /path/to/my/subs/...
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How do I prevent Linux from automatically timestamping recently created files?

To be short I would like a directory's permissions to prevent any future timestamping of new files created or edited. In other words, is there any onetime solution that would leave a folder's ...
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How to use git's "touch" cmd in PowerShell to make .ignore file?

How can I use the touch command to make an ".ignore" file from PowerShell? I can use the command in the git Bash (MINGW64) me@my_computer MINGW64 ~/stuff (master) $ touch .gitignore ...but it would ...
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Linux touch creating new unwanted files

I have a windows server sharing a folder for several Linux clients. Those Linux clients all use "touch" every minute on a file in the Windows shared folder. I used to have a single "keepalive" file ...
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Win Server 2012 PowerShell 4 script to Copy, Rename, and Touch a File

I created a PowerShell 4 script to backup the Outlook 2013 VbaProject.OTM file by copying it from the production directory to a backup directory, and adding a filename suffix of the current date and ...
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TOUCH a batch file from itself

I'd like a batch file to touch itself to an arbitrary date/time. I've tried... touch.exe -xamq -t 201010201020 -- batch.cmd start /b "" cmd.exe /c "touch.exe -xamq -t 201010201020 -- batch.cmd" ......
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How to reverse the direction of scroll with Wacom Touch on Linux?

I have a Wacom Touch and using it with Debian. It works fine except the the double finger scrolling is the reverse of what I prefer. Is there a way to change the direction of the Wacom Touch two ...
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How to touch a file if another file changes

I'm looking for something like an event listener on the file system. I want to touch a file (restart.txt to signal Phsuion Passenger to restart) everytime I save another file. Does anyone know how to ...
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Windows 8 - Real Kiosk mode

I am trying to lockdown computers running windows 8.1 Enterprise/Standard with a touch screen attached to it. What I'm trying to achieve Have a kiosk user with only access to a web browser. The web ...
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Windows 7 - window dragging vertically when panning on overscroll - can it be disabled?

I have a Windows 7 touch screen computer. I noticed that when I have windowed applications which are vertically scrollable, for example Windows Task manager, and I scroll (with touch) to the bottom ...
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Internet Explorer Touch Delay

I just noticed this today, and now it's really bugging me. Internet Explorer (11 in my case, may not matter), has a delay when you touch buttons or links. Using a mouse is instantaneous, but using a ...
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Enable Touch Events Chrome

Google Chrome used to have an option for enabling touch events in the browser. F12->Overrides->Enable Touch Events. With the latest version of Google Chrome for the desktop I can't for the life of me ...
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Enabling multi touch on Windows Phone 8 emulator using Wacom Intuos Pro

Using the tablet with the emulator I am able to select and click. Two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom does not seem to register. I can confirm that these gestures work on the Windows 8 start screen ...
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Quickly open Windows Mobility Center in Windows 8 "tablet" mode

I am using a Surface Pro (2013). I would like to know if there is a quick way to open the Windows Mobility Center desktop program. I like to use this program because it is easy to manipulate during ...
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How do I factory reset Kobo Touch after failed system update? [closed]

I have a Kobo touch belonging to a friend, it locks up during startup after a system update. How do I factory reset this device? I've scoured the internet for nearly an hour now and haven't found ...
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time stamp XXXX s in the future issue - touch command (Linux)

When I untar a tar.gz file on Debian Lenny, I get the such outputs: tar: openssl-1.0.1e/apps/openssl.cnf: time stamp 2013-02-11 15:26:04 is 1360584537.139999998 s in the future openssl-1.0.1e/apps/...
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PowerShell touch all files newer than

I have found the following question on ServerFault: Windows recursive touch command Which partially answers my question with this answer: Windows recursive touch command However, I would like to ...
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Need driver for touch screen

I got a 10 inch touch screen for a Raspberry Pi, but the CD along with the touch controller supported only Win CE, Fedora, Suse, Redhat. I tried Suse and Fedora; the files were in script format, .sh. ...
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Recursively touching directories' last modified datetime as the same datetime of the last modified file inside

Previously I have ran dos2unix on every *.php file on my server recursively with this command: find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec dos2unix --keepdate {} + All files processed by dos2unix had its ...
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Using extern monitor with multitouch to control pc - which cabel to use? [closed]

I have NEC MultiSync V321 monitor to testing and I want connect it to my notebook. I have hdmi cabel and display is fine but I can't control it. So I am asking if somebody knows that I must do some ...
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iPod Touch 3rd gen [closed]

I'm looking to buy a 3rd gen iPod Touch, largely for the portable music aspect. However, playing games is fun, so I wanted to check how out of date the iOS on the 3rd gen version will be. How far can ...
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Is there a way to turn a laptop screen into a touch screen for Windows 8

I'm not sure if this is the best place to put this kind of question, but I have to ask... Has anyone tried to convert their old 14" laptop screen into a touch screen that Windows 8 can use? I'm ...
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How to click on small buttons placed close to each other on Windows 8

I am trying to run an old application on Windows 8. It has really small buttons for close and minimize that are placed close to each other, so I keep clicking the wrong buttons. What utilities/apps ...
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How can I open the Input Panel with my pen/touch?

I've got a tablet PC and I'm used to the "hover up/down a few times" gesture to open up the tablet input panel which acts as an ink input/onscreen keyboard. The gesture doesn't seem to be present in ...
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X230T in tablet mode, select text or scroll??

Sometimes I can just scroll by touching the screen with my finger. But sometimes that feature doesn't work and I can select text with my finger instead of scrolling. How do I switch between these "...
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How to get rid of touch and hold feedback circle on Samsung tablet

I've got a multitouch app running in the web browser on a windows 7 tablet. Part of it's functionality requires touch and hold (single touch). The app already has it's own feedback indicator for this ...
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How to add drivers for Touch Monitor (Acer t231hb) and MK802

I am the owner of an Acer T231 touch-capable monitor and a MK802 (mini Android PC). Does anyone know how to get the touch device to work? Are drivers needed for Android?
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Uploading my iTunes music that I saved on a flash drive to iTunes on my new computer then downloading it to my iPod Touch

I had an old computer with Windows XP. I transferred all my music, at least I hoped I had to a flash drive. Also, my computer kept giving me error messages that it could no longer sync to my iPod ...
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Is there a way to use ZoomIt / Magnifier for Touch Devices?

I have Windows 7 on my Tablet, and hitting the right buttons is a pain. Anyhow, I thought about using something like ZoomIt, but it is Keyboard-Controlled. Is there some way to make it work with ...
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How do I recursively touch files matching a pattern

Within my ~/docs directory, I want to "touch" all files ending with .txt How can I do this?
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How can I "touch" a file from the Mac UI?

I've encountered a situation where a Mac user needs to update the modified time of a file. If I was doing this, I'd just open up Terminal, cd to the file, and use the touch command. However, the ...
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Restarting a Rails Server

What exactly does this command do, in regards to running a Rails server? ~$ sudo touch restart.txt I thought it restarts the Rails server, but it happens so fast when I run it, that I can hardly ...
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Touch Change Access, Modify AND Change

I know you can use "touch" to change the access and modify timestamps of a file using the "-t" flag but is it possible to change the "change" timestamp. If so how would I go about doing this? Thanks ...
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How do I add permissions to my tomcat.sh?

I have created a tomcat.sh file so that I can start and stop tomcat via the terminal. I placed the file inside the /bin folder and performed chmod u+x on it to make it executable. But then when I ...
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Debian - LAMP Install

I am installing a LAMP install on Debian GNU/Linux and have been asked to enter the following command sudo touch /var/www/info.php I was just wondering if anyone could explain what it does. Thanks ...
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rsync directory complete but some files md5sum is different

I'm using rsync to copy a directory from host A to host B. After the rsync is completed successfully, I check the files with the directory and find that some files' md5sum is different but the ...
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How can I change the creation time of all a folder's files to the current time?

Under a Linux shell, how can I change the creation time of all a folder's files to the current time?
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Recursive touch command on BusyBox 1.01

I'm trying to write a bash script that will run on my QNap NAS to touch a directory recursively. I have this: find $1 -exec touch {} + However, find that comes with BusyBox 1.01 doesn't support the -...
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Windows recursive touch command

In Windows 7, how can I recursively touch all files in a directory (including subdirectories) in order to update the date/time stamp? Does Windows 7 have a mechanism to accomplish this?
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Linux weird problem touch : command not found?

I occurred a really weired problem, which is touch : command not found. I was going to create a blank file, so I type the touch command which didn't work. I'm running centOS 5. Any ideas? BTW: the ...
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