Originally Posted by knc1
Didn't you just answer your own question with a question?
Google: man touch
Oh, I have a pretty good idea of what touch does, thankyouverymuch :-)
And strangely enough, my man for touch doesn't mention the side effect of touch which is relevant here.
But the point is that the script looks for a directory (google* man bash) which obviously won't be there (you having renamed it) -- so what is the point of creating a regular file of the same name?
Anywayz, thanks geekmaster, that's sort of what I thought -- that something else is trying to force it back into ad-supported mode, and the file thwarts it. Except on my kindle it worked (and continues to work) without the file (5.0.4).
* if you don't have at least one instance of bash open on your desktop...