Can you check when a file was last run?

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Old 07-25-2011
Can you check when a file was last run?

Hi, I was wondering if there was any way in unix to check when a file was last run.

I'm doing a basic menu.
1. Savefile
2. Check when SaveFile was last run.

What can I use here to display when SaveFile was last run?

Coding so far is
if [ $opt = "2" ]
echo Save file was last used:
>>>I need the lastrun data to be displayed<<<


Any and all help would really be appreciated.

Last edited by Purepatch; 07-25-2011 at 06:12 PM..
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Old 07-25-2011
Last executed, no. Last touched/accessed, yes.
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Old 07-26-2011
create a log file and from that you can read the last runtime of the script

Inside script :

echo "Script execution time : `date`" > /tmp/myfile

In the top of the script, you can read the modification time of the /tmp/myfile
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