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Re: Posting file's modification date?

by Eradicatore (Monk)
on Jun 13, 2001 at 00:02 UTC ( #87920=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Posting file's modification date?

You can use -M to find out the age of the file since the last modification. This is age in days like 6.5321421 etc.

$age = -M $file;

Justin Eltoft

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Re: Re: Posting file's modification date?
by blakem (Monsignor) on Jun 13, 2001 at 10:15 UTC
    There is a mod_perl gotcha here... The file test operators calculate their deltas based on the "scripts" starting time. Under normal situations this works fine, but with mod_perl it can cause problems, since the starting time may have been weeks ago. (leading to values such as "This file was modified -5.24 days ago") Resetting the $^T variable to the current time will fix this.
    $^T = time(); $age = -M $file;
    Of course, if it is straight CGI, you don't need to worry about it.

    -Blake

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