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// callback
const { close, open, utimes } = require('fs');
const touch = (path, callback) => {
const time = new Date();
utimes(path, time, time, err => {
if (err) {
return open(path, 'w', (err, fd) => {
err ? callback(err) : close(fd, callback);
});
}
callback();
});
};
// usage
const filename = 'file.txt';
touch(filename, err => {
if (err) throw err;
console.log(`touch ${filename}`);
});
// promise
const { close, open, utimes } = require('fs');
const touch = path => {
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
const time = new Date();
utimes(path, time, time, err => {
if (err) {
return open(path, 'w', (err, fd) => {
if (err) return reject(err);
close(fd, err => (err ? reject(err) : resolve(fd)));
});
}
resolve();
});
});
};
// usage
const filename = 'file.txt';
touch(filename)
.then(fd => console.log(`touch ${filename}`))
.catch(err => {
throw err;
});
// sync
const { closeSync, openSync, utimesSync } = require('fs');
const touch = path => {
const time = new Date();
try {
utimesSync(path, time, time);
} catch (err) {
closeSync(openSync(path, 'w'));
}
}
// usage
const filename = 'file.txt';
touch(filename);
console.log(`touch ${filename}`);
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@angularorbit angularorbit commented Sep 5, 2020

can I use these in my project? What license are they published under?

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@remarkablemark remarkablemark commented Sep 6, 2020

You have my permission to use this in your project (credit is appreciated). Although the code is unlicensed, you can treat it as MIT:

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Menglin "Mark" Xu <mark@remarkablemark.org>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
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distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
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