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Re: bash conditional expressions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash conditional expressions
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 09:09:36 -0500
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On 11/17/21 5:16 AM, Michael J. Baars wrote:

>> Why do you think `touch -am', which sets the atime and mtime to the same
>> value, should make -N true?
> When -N stands for NEW

It doesn't, though. It could just as easily be a mnemonic for "new activity
in the file." You're using it to mean `new' because it's convenient for
your application, or the mental model you have for it, but that's just an

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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