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Old 05-16-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Determine date when linux was installed


I have a couple boxes at work that I need to find out when linux was installed. Is there a way to find this out (ie. ls -al <some file>)? Much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-16-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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The most likely candidate would be a
Code:
find / -exec ls -ld --time-style=long-iso {} \; | sort -k 6,7 | head -n 1
as root ...


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Old 05-16-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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I was thinking along the line of ls -al /opt
 
Old 05-16-2005, 06:13 PM   #4
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And my suggestion doesn't work if you have stuff installed from
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from 1989 in /home ;}

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:00 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

Tinkster, I tried your suggestion out and apparently it comes up:

twantrd:/# find / -exec ls -ld --time-style=long-iso {} \; | sort -k 6,7 | head -n 1
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/2/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/3/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/4/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/5/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/6/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/7/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/143/exe: No such file or directory
ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/144/exe: No such file or directory
find: /proc/25853/fd/4: No such file or directory
brw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2002-03-14 13:54 /dev/scd0

That didn't really help me much .


Homey,
I tried yours and I think I got the right answer.

Thanks you guys.

-twantrd
 
  


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