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What's the simplest way of obtaining/displaying a file's date of creation?

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Is there any way of reading/displaying a file's date of creation and/or date of uploading onto the server?
I realise there's the variable file.timecreated which is part of the <CFFILE> tag but I don't want to alter the file!  So is there any simple way of using the variable or accessing this information in some other way without altering my file?

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:Tamalaine
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You can access the last modified date using the following:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
     <title>File Date</title>
</head>

<body>
<CFDIRECTORY ACTION="LIST"
        DIRECTORY="F:\sites\tests\wwwroot\CFFILE\"
        Name="thisdir">
<CFSET FileList = ValueList(thisdir.name)>
<CFSET DateList = ValueList(thisdir.datelastmodified)>
<CFSET FileToCheck = "index.cfm">
<CFSET FilePosition = ListFind(FileList,FileToCheck)>
<CFSET lastModifiedDate = ListGetAt(DateList,FilePosition)>
<CFSET TimeStamp = ParseDateTime(lastModifiedDate)>

<CFOUTPUT>
#TimeStamp#
</CFOUTPUT>


</body>
</html>

Spike
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by:Tamalaine
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Perfect!  Many thanks.
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