I have a list of files that are space separated and I want to use the
touch command to update their timestamps in that order. But when I supply the filenames as arguments, the timestamps get updated in a different order.
touch 1.txt 2.txt 3.txt 4.txt 5.txt 6.txt 7.txt 8.txt 9.txt 10.txt 11.txt 12.txt
After running the command above and running
ls -t (sorting by time modified) I get the following:
1.txt 10.txt 11.txt 12.txt 2.txt 3.txt 4.txt 5.txt 6.txt 7.txt 8.txt 9.txt
Does supplying arguments to commands not guarantee the execution order? If not, how can I update the timestamps of those files in that specific order?