Files: touch

Requires authorization

Set the file's updated time to the current server time. Try it now or see an example.

Request

HTTP request

POST https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/fileId/touch

Parameters

Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID of the file to update.
Optional query parameters
supportsTeamDrives boolean Whether the requesting application supports Team Drives. (Default: false)

Authorization

This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.file
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.appdata
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.apps.readonly
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.metadata

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a Files resource in the response body.

Examples

Note: The code examples available for this method do not represent all supported programming languages (see the client libraries page for a list of supported languages).

Java

Uses the Java client library.

import com.google.api.services.drive.Drive;
import com.google.api.services.drive.model.File

import java.io.IOException;
// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

  /**
   * Update a file's modified date.
   *
   * @param service Drive API service instance.
   * @param fileId ID of the file to update the modified date for.
   * @return The updated file if successful, {@code null} otherwise.
   */
  private static File updateModifiedDate(Drive service, String fileId) {
    try {
      return service.files().touch(fileId).execute();
    } catch (IOException e) {
      System.out.println("An error occurred: " + e);
    }
    return null;
  }

  // ...

}

.NET

Uses the .NET client library.

using Google.Apis.Drive.v2;
using Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data;

using System.Net;
// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

  /// <summary>
  /// Update a file's modified date.
  /// </summary>
  /// <param name="service">Drive API service instance.</param>
  /// <param name="fileId">ID of the file to update the modified date for.</param>
  /// <returns>The updated file, null is returned if an API error occurred</returns>
  public static File UpdateModifiedDate(DriveService service, String fileId) {
    try {
      return service.Files.Touch(fileId).Execute();
    } catch (Exception e) {
      Console.WriteLine("An error occurred: " + e.Message);
    }
    return null;
  }

  // ...
}

PHP

Uses the PHP client library.

/**
 * Update a file's modified date.
 *
 * @param Google_Service_Drive $service Drive API service instance.
 * @param String $fileId ID of the file to update the modified date for.
 * @return Google_Service_Drive_DriveFile The updated file. NULL is returned if
 *     an API error occurred.
 */
function updateModifiedDate($service, $fileId) {
  try {
    return $service->files->touch($fileId);
  } catch (Exception $e) {
    print "An error occurred: " . $e->getMessage();
  }
  return NULL;
}

Python

Uses the Python client library.

from apiclient import errors
# ...

def update_modified_date(service, file_id):
  """Update a file's modified date.

  Args:
    service: Drive API service instance.
    file_id: ID of the file to update the modified date for.

  Returns:
    The updated file if successful, None otherwise.
  """
  try:
    return service.files().touch(fileId=file_id).execute()
  except errors.HttpError, error:
    print 'An error occurred: %s' % error
  return None

JavaScript

Uses the JavaScript client library.

/**
 * Update a file's modified date.
 *
 * @param {String} fileId ID of the file to update the modified date for.
 */
function updateModifiedDate(fileId) {
  var request = gapi.client.drive.files.touch({
    'fileId': fileId
  });
  request.execute(function(resp) { });
}

Go

Uses the Go client library.

import (
  "code.google.com/p/google-api-go-client/drive/v2"
  "fmt"
)

// UpdateModifiedDate updates the given file's modified date
func UpdateModifiedDate(d *drive.Service, fileId string) (*drive.File, error) {
  r, err := d.Files.Touch(fileId).Do()
  if err != nil {
    fmt.Printf("An error occurred: %v\n", err)
    return nil, err
  }
  return r, nil
}

Objective-C

Uses the Objective-C client library.

#import "GTLDrive.h"
// ...

+ (void)updateModifiedDateWithService:(GTLServiceDrive *)service
                               fileId:(NSString *)fileId
                      completionBlock:(void (^)(GTLDriveFile *, NSError *))completionBlock {
  GTLQueryDrive *query = [GTLQueryDrive queryForFilesTouchWithFileId:fileId];
  // queryTicket can be used to track the status of the request.
  GTLServiceTicket *queryTicket =
    [service executeQuery:query
        completionHandler:^(GTLServiceTicket *ticket, GTLDriveFile *file,
                            NSError *error) {
          if (error == nil) {
            completionBlock(file, nil);
          } else {
            NSLog(@"An error occurred: %@", error);
            completionBlock(nil, error);
          }
        }];
}

// ...

Try it!

Use the APIs Explorer below to call this method on live data and see the response.

Send feedback about...

Drive REST API v2
Drive REST API v2