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Old 11-04-2010
finding creation date of a file


Can anyone tell me a process to find the creation date of a file in a directory.
If suppose I have a file in a directory created in 2009

-rw-r--r-- 1 xyz guest 2480 Jul 16 2009 sample.txt

The command should return the the file creation date as 16/07/2009

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Old 11-04-2010
Something like this,

ls -l --time-style='+%d/%m/%Y' sample.txt | awk '{print $6}'

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Old 11-04-2010
Unix filesystems do not have a create date for files. There are a few oddball linux filesystems that have it.

There are three filetimes:

ls -c [filename] the last time file metadata changed (permissions, etc)
ls -u [filename] last access
ls -l or ls -t [filename] last time the file changed
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