Getting Last Modified Date from a file name

I know how to set a "lastModifiedDate" but not how to get it from a file. I read somewhere that the timestamps are stored in a Directory Record. Any way the questions is,
I need a method which will return the date and time of when the file was last modified.
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rebornassassinAuthor Commented:
i need the time as well
this solves half the problem
rebornassassinAuthor Commented:
ok got it

What if I needed to find out the last modified date & time of a file that was not created by a JAVA program.

Say I created a file named abc.doc in Microsoft Word on 11th November of 2004 and wrote something in it. Now,  on the 22nd of November, I want to find out the last modified date & time of the file abc.doc from a JAVA program. What method should I use....Or the comment posted by SAJUKS will work..
The question was answered correctly be me as indicated  by the askers last commen(rebornassasin).The final post is by some other person and not the original asker. So i do deserve the points :-)
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