Creating a file on Linux is easy, and you can do it just like on other linux distros. Touch command is the command that you can use to create a file from your terminal.
All files that are created with touch command, are empty files, so when you use touch command you can create a file without any content on it.
Even though the main function of touch command is to modify timestamps, touch command can also be used to create files.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a file in Linux terminal easily by using the touch command
Create an empty file using terminal in Linux
First, launch your terminal by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + T
Once terminal is launched, run the command below to create an empty file
The command above will create a file called
myfile, system will create an empty text file even when you don't specify the file extension.
Create multiple files using terminal in Linux
To create multiple files from your terminal, you can do so by using the same command
For example to create three text files, run the command below
touch file_1.txt file_2.txt file_3.txt
To verify that files were created , you can use the
Create a file to a custom path
If you don't specify a path where to create a file, the file will be created on the same directory from where you launch terminal.
To create an empty file to a custom path, simply specify the path where you want to create the file
For example, to create a file on your Desktop, you can do so by running the command below
In this tutorial, you learned that touch command can be used to create a single or multiple empty files in Linux terminal.