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Old 04-06-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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machine installation time


I have installed a linux machine 3 months back.
I want to know the exact date and time the machine was installed.
Any command???

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Old 04-06-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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The 'release' file's date is a good indicator.
$ ls -l /etc/*release*

Old 04-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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"I have installed a linux machine 3 months back.
I want to know the exact date and time the machine was installed.
Any command???"


If you mean the "machine" yes the command above is a good indicator.

But if you mean the "date & time" three months ago that your "operating system" was "installed"... yes what about it? This thing mostly users doesn't care about, like me.

However try this:

$ ls -l /etc

and find out the date and time rc.d/ directory was created. Usually this folder is less touched and I used it to determine the date and time.

Hope this helps.


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