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How do I get the last modified date of a file?

I am trying to load a group of files and their last dates modified into a text file that will in turn be used with SQL*Loader to load these files into Oracle. I am using a *.ksh script. I am getting the name of the file in by using the following:

for file_ext in 'cat loaddir.ext';
find $base_dir -name "*."$file_ext >> loaddir.list

Where loaddir.ext contains the list of vaild file extensions.

Is there a way that I could load the timestamp of each different file at the same time I am loading the name?


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Last edited by akpopa; 08-29-2001 at 01:37 PM..
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Old 08-29-2001
use the ls command w/ the -latr swithchs will give the list of files from oldest to newst modified.

#man ls

-t        Sort by time stamp (latest first)  instead  of  by
               name.  The  default is the last modification time.
               (See -u and -c.)

-u        Use time of last access instead of last  modifica-
               tion  for sorting (with the -t option) or printing
               (with the -l option).

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