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Old 10-31-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question about getting the date/time information from a file


Is it possible to get the date/time stamp from a file. I want to write a script that looks at each files date and time stamp. Is it possible to get this infor - when you type ls -la
you can see the date/time stamp - how is it possible to get this information and put it in a variable.

Old 10-31-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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Here's a jumpstart -- using awk, you can pipe this information into any script -- because now the output is tab delimited in a very nice specific order:

ls -Alt --full-time | awk '{print $11 "\t" $7 "\t" $8 "\t" $9 "\t" $10}'

Output looks like:
test.txt        Oct     31      08:52:11        2004
.bash_history   Mar     21      12:10:03        2004
And in Perl, you can parse it line by line, splitting it up by tabs, into column vars, etc. I'd love to spend the time writing it for you, but I have to run. :-)


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