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Easiest way to show date a file was created on.

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     What is the easist way to show the date a file was created on?

Thanks in Advance.
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by:cide
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You can't get the date a file was created on, just the date that it was last saved on.  This, however, will give you the number of days since the file was modified

($^T-(stat $filename)[9])/(60*60*24)

Then, you can use DateCalc in Date::Manip to convert that into a readable date.

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by:ozo
ID: 1209012
Number of days since it was last modified would be
 -M $filename
a readable date would be
 scalar localtime((stat $filename)[9])
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by:b2pi
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ozo, are you sure that -M works on win32?  I had thought that there might be bugs with it...
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by:ozo
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It seems to work the same as ($^T-(stat $filename)[9])/(60*60*24)
What version are you using?
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by:cide
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Then you do you use Date::Manip?
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by:ozo
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What do you want to do with Date::Manip?
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by:b2pi
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perldoc Date::manip

Look at UnixDate

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by:cide
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I want to show dd/mm/yy.
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by:ozo
ID: 1209019
($d,$m,$y) = (localtime((stat $filename)[9]))[3,4,5];
$m+=1; $y+=1900;
printf("%02d/%02d/%d\n",$d,$m,$y);

use Date::Manip;
print &UnixDate(scalar localtime((stat $filename)[9]),"%d/%m/%Y");
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by:ozo
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use POSIX;
print strftime"%d/%m/%Y",localtime((stat $filename)[9]);
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by:cide
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Thank you would you like the points ozo?
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