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Display a file's last modified date on your webpage.

Posted on 2004-08-18
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There exists a file C:\whatever\file.txt

How would I obtain the last modified time and date for this file using JavaScript?
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Question by:iemonslice
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Zvonko earned 100 total points
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If the file exist on web server and your script is running in browser, then you have no chance accessing some files attributes.
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by:peh803
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Right, you'd have to use the file system object in ASP or something like that..
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by:iemonslice
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K, can't do this using javascript.
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by:Zvonko
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Thank you for trusting me.
Here is a workaround which works only if the file is below the web servers root directory and your server support the lastModified attribute and the browser can access that document attribute:

<html>
<body>
<iframe name="theFile" src="whatever/file.txt" width=0 height=0"></iframe>
<b>File: </b>whatever/file.txt<br>
<b>Date Modified: </b>
<script>
document.write(window.frames.theFile.document.lastModified)
</script>
</body>
</html>

Good luck,
Zvonko

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