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Old 12-24-2007
Question File timestamp


Could someone please tell me how to find the last modified date (date,hours,minutes,seconds) of a file in the format YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss of a file using only standard HP-UX commands?

I looked for options in "ls" command but I couldn't find any options for HP-UX which gets the date details upto the seconds.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-25-2007
Ok let's say that the name of the file is "junk". On HP-UX you can do:
perl -e '@d=localtime ((stat(shift))[9]); printf "%4d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d\n", $d[5]+1900,$d[4]+1,$d[3],$d[2],$d[1],$d[0]' junk

And yes, perl comes with HP-UX. It is in /usr/contrib. But you may have a more recent version in /usr/local or /opt.
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Old 12-25-2007

Thank you Perderabo!

It works great but is it possible to do it with either "sed" or "awk" ?

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Old 12-25-2007
Originally Posted by stevefox
It works great but is it possible to do it with either "sed" or "awk" ?
No. All they can do is manipulate the output of ls which simply does not present enough information.
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Old 12-25-2007

Thanks alot Perderabo!

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