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How can I get a timestamp of a file in  Windows32 system?

Posted on 2001-09-04
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I'm reading Windows directry & try to get the timestamps for a file (Last Modified, Last Accessed, File Created). I know there is a function 'stat' or 'lstat' for Unix based perl, but these are not supported in Windows env... Please help me.
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by:bebonham
ID: 6454882
use dir


 /T          Controls which time field displayed or used for sorting
 timefield   C  Creation
             A  Last Access
             W  Last Written


I will see if I can come up with a sub for you.
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by:bebonham
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short and sloppy...

but it'll get you by.


ts("A");

sub ts
{
$v=shift;
$ret=`dir /T$v`;
@arr=split("\n",$ret);


foreach(@arr)
{
$_=/([^ap]+)(.)/;
push(@arr2,$1 . $2);
}
print join("\n",@arr2);
print "done";
}

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bebonham earned 50 total points
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ts("A", 'autoexec.*');  #date type, filename

sub ts
{
($v,$file)=@_;
$ret=`dir /T$v $file`;
@arr=split("\n",$ret);


foreach(@arr)
{
$_=/([^ap]+)(.)/;
push(@arr2,$1 . $2);
}
print join("\n",@arr2);
print "done";
}

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by:koko973
ID: 6457391
You are good!!!
Thanks a lot :-) Much appreciated.

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by:bebonham
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anytime!!
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