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Is there a command to create multiple files in the current directory? i.e. if I would like to create __init__.py, views.py, models.py and admin.py as follows:

> COMMAND __init__.py views.py models.py admin.py

What would COMMAND be?

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touch __init__.py views.py models.py admin.py

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I'm accepting this answer over binfalses because it's more general purpose. –  WassiMan Apr 24 '11 at 20:38
touch {__init__,views,models,admin}.py
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Thanks for the tip. –  WassiMan Apr 24 '11 at 20:38

Using touch is probably the most generally accepted way to accomplish this, but in some shells such as zsh there is something called "multiple stream output redirection" which would allow you do do something like this:

> __init__.py > views.py > models.py > admin.py

..all as one command. If you use globs as suggested by binfalse you don't need to repeat the output operator:

> {__init__,views,models,admin}.py

This is often useful if you want to start all files out with a few common items like their hash-bang and maybe some includes. I often head some other script and redirect it to several files like this if I'm going to write a couple new gigs.

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