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Old 11-28-2007
small problem

Hey everyone!
What's the command to check the last time a file was "touched"?

Thank you.
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Old 11-28-2007
It depends on context, if You want to do it from a program, etc.
On the command line You can use

ls -lu file.txt

to have it show the time it was last accessed, instead of the last time it was modified, which is the default.

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Old 11-29-2007
check if stat command is available at your system

also check out the stat system call

if you are using Perl, you can use Perl's in-built function stat

PHP also provides stat function
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