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Old 08-22-2002
file creation date including seconds

Hi,

Is anybody can help me to get the file creation date with seconds?

-rw-r--r-- 1 opsc system 422550845 Aug 22 15:41 StatData.20020821

Thanks in advance

Krishna
# 2  
Old 08-22-2002
I don't know of any contemporary Unix filesystem that stores creation date/time at all.

Just modification time...
# 3  
Old 08-22-2002
an extention to LiveinFree's post.

as my perl book says the filessystem keeps the following times:
last asscess time, last modification time, last inode-change time.

you can get this info by useing stat.

man stat for more info.
# 4  
Old 08-22-2002
I do notice that your filename already has a datestamp on it....you could look at getting the datestamp that is used to create the file changed to include the seconds as well...

i.e.

filename=StatData\.`date +%Y%m%d%M%H%S`

It probably is currently set at (assuming it is scripted to set the date stamp on the file at the time of creation).

filename=StatData\.`date +%Y%m%d%`
# 5  
Old 08-25-2002
Sorry, I'm asking about file date&time below file date&time = Aug 22 15:41, here i will find only hh:mm, my question is how to see hh:mm:ss??????


-rw-r--r-- 1 opsc system 422550845 Aug 22 15:41 StatData.200208


Quote:
Originally posted by peter.herlihy
I do notice that your filename already has a datestamp on it....you could look at getting the datestamp that is used to create the file changed to include the seconds as well...

i.e.

filename=StatData\.`date +%Y%m%d%M%H%S`

It probably is currently set at (assuming it is scripted to set the date stamp on the file at the time of creation).

filename=StatData\.`date +%Y%m%d%`
# 6  
Old 08-26-2002
I see.... well in terms of creation date - the answer is you can't - it is not held at all. (Hence my suggestion about having the filenames changed to include the seconds).

If you're after the seconds for last modified - or last accessed....you might be able to do it if you can decipher this from the man page for ls (although that might only be for old files??)

Quote:
-l List in long format, giving mode, ACL indication,
number of links, owner, group, size in bytes, and time
of last modification for each file (see above). If the
file is a special file, the size field instead contains
the major and minor device numbers. If the time of
last modification is greater than six months ago, it is
shown in the format `month date year' for the POSIX
locale. When the LC_TIME locale category is not set to
the POSIX locale, a different format of the time field
may be used. Files modified within six months show
`month date time'.
# 7  
Old 08-26-2002
i tried from ls command, but could not get the seconds.

thanks
Krishna
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