FAQ: Navigation - touch

This community-built FAQ covers the “touch” exercise from the lesson “Navigation”.

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Learn the Command Line

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Hello, I have Windows 10 and I’m trying to use Windows PowerShell for the navigation requested in the course. Everything was working up until the Touch command.
So i was wondering, is PowerShell efficient for using the tools in this course? Or is there a better program i should use?

“touch” does not seem intuitive to me as a command for making a new file. How did it come about?

Hi there. What is the difference between mkdir and touch?

Hi, Welcome to the forums :slight_smile:

touch is used to create plain files and mkdir to create directories.

What is the purpose of argument? I can’t understand the background of it or what is the function of the word. Thanks