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Old 12-03-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
mmahulo
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Hi there

Please, I want to find the implementation date of my Linux SuSE 9/10 servers via the command line. Is this possible? If it is please assist me with the command/command set or the path to finding it. Thanks again.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi there

Please, I want to find the implementation date of my Linux SuSE 9/10 servers via the command line. Is this possible? If it is please assist me with the command/command set or the path to finding it. Thanks again.
What do you mean by "implementation date"?? When the server was built, or how long it's been up?

To find out how long it's been up, type in "uptime". When it was built is a bit of a problem...most files are changed/updated a good bit as the server run. You can try to do an "ls -l" at the "/" directory, and look at the dates on /sbin, which shouldn't change that often, but that may not be accurate either....
 
Old 12-03-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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I'm guessing by 'implementation date' you mean the date on which SUSE was installed on that server?
A quick look at a bunch of SUSE machines I look after that I know where all updated with a service pack on the same day suggests that Looking at the time stamp on /etc/SuSE-release might tell you the date you want. On my machines the date is the same and the time varies about +/- half an hour which I'd expect given how the service pack was installed. But like I said, that date on my machines is of the last service pack install, not when the machines were originally installed. So it's possible the time stamp on the /etc/SuSE-release on your machines will reflect major set of updates having been installed.

My machines are running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. Novell issue Service Pack releases the effect of which is essentially are like updating from openSUSE 10 -> 10.1 -> 10.2.

Looking at dates in /sbin is going to help you. I wiped and re-installed my machine quite recently and the time stamps on files in /sbin are all over the place. They're not even all in the same year.
 
  


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