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See timestamps in linux

oiram
Regular Advisor

See timestamps in linux

Hello:

How can I see the mtime of a file in a linux system?

Regards,
Mario
3 REPLIES
Claudio Cilloni
Honored Contributor

Re: See timestamps in linux

the date printed by the 'ls -l' is the modification time. You can get the modification time with more precision using 'ls -l --full-time'.

hth,
Claudio
Steven E. Protter
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Re: See timestamps in linux

some linux systems have the ll alias

ll

which is the same as ls -l

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Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: See timestamps in linux

You can also use the command stat

like

# stat 'filename'
or
# stat *

I usualy use a perl script that uses perl stat()

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