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Old 10-09-2001
File date and time stamp

I have to capture the creation date and time stamp for a file. The ls command doesn't list all the required information. I need year, month, day, hour, minute and second.

Any ideas...
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Old 10-09-2001
The "stat" command will give you all the information about
a file. However, UNIX does not store file "creation" date/time.
All you get is "access", "modify" and "change".
 

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