Ls -l displays ctime or mtime?


 
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Ls -l displays ctime or mtime?

commands ls -l or just l displays ctime (changed time) or mtime (modified time)?

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Last modified.
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Scrutinizer Last modified means mtime?
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yes..
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Yes it displays mtime.
I checked changing the permissions.
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Code:
ls -l

displays mtime (last file data modification time),
Code:
ls -lc

displays ctime, (last file status modification time) and
Code:
ls -lu

displays atime (last file data access (or read) time).
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Manually creating folder and files shows that whenever any file/folder is created/changed the mtime of its immediate parent folder gets changed.
Why does mtime changes and not only ctime and what modification happen in parent folder?
 

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