Rubies:

The only post I can find regarding 'touch' sez this:

  fn = '/usr/aDirectory/aFile'
  # oops, we don't have File.touch
  File.open(fn, "w").close unless File.exist?(fn)

As it's by Matz, I'l take it as authoritative we got no 'File.touch'.

I don't want to do the file open close trick. I need to set the time back 
to a while ago, and changing the platform time is out of the question; I'm 
running on a busy server.

I'l shell to the GNU 'touch', but if folks don't have it they are screwed.

Are there more primitive things I can do to get in 'touch'?

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