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Old 10-03-2001
File modification time

Does anyone know how to display the time with seconds
of when a file was last modified. I can get hour & minutes but
would also like seconds. --Running AIX
# 2  
Old 10-04-2001
Try this:

<PRE>
perl -e '@stat=stat("/etc/passwd");$now_string=localtime($stat[9]);p
rint $ARGV[0].":$now_string\n"' /your/file
</PRE>
 

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