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How do I determine file creation or last-access date?

by rupesh (Hermit)
on Jul 23, 2003 at 16:01 UTC ( #277224=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by rupesh on Jul 23, 2003 at 16:01 UTC
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Is there a way to find out when a file was created/last accessed, just like one would get to see while doing a ls-l or dir in DOS?

Answer: File Date
contributed by The Mad Hatter

See perldoc -f stat and perldoc -f -X.

Answer: File Date
contributed by draconis

Perl's stat() is a great function for extracting file specific info!

Answer: How do I determine file creation or last-access date?
contributed by amitbhosale

The ctime() function provides a way of getting at the scalar sense of the original CORE::localtime() function.

use Time::localtime; use File::stat; for ( @ARGV ) { print "\nFile: $_"; print "\n Last access time: ", ctime( stat($_)->atime ); print "\n Last modify time: ", ctime( stat($_)->mtime ); print "\n File creation time: ", ctime( stat($_)->ctime ); }

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