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How do I get the last accessed time for directory?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Apr 06, 2000 at 10:32 UTC
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Whenever I read or write a file in a certain directory, how can I know the time when it happened?

Answer: How do I get the last accessed time for directory?
contributed by btrott

With stat:

my $atime = (stat "foo_dir")[8];
Or, if you'd like a nicer interface to stat, use File::stat:
use File::stat; my $stat = stat "foo_dir"; my $atime = $stat->atime;
Either of those will put the last accessed time, in epoch seconds, into $atime.

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