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Dos command to include access date of  afile? (not the modified date)

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Is there a DOS command?

E.g to view the last access date of a word .doc
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You can get the last accessed date of a file with a dir command using /ta:

dir C:\yourdir\yourfile\whatever.doc /ta


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If you were to use the DIR command on the folder, you can use
DIR *.* /T A
which will list the contents of the directory sorted by last accessed date/time. The date/time will be listed for each file as well.
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Ah, sorry. Dragon-it beat me to it.
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by:Steve Knight
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Erm, I feel a little cheated there :-(
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by:Bill Prew
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Yes, you were Steve, I already asked for a moderator review...

~bp
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by:Steve Knight
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What are you doing here!
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I get around...

~bp
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by:fcek
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Hi,

If I remember correct the
/ta  didint work (no space between characters)

the

/T A  (space between characters) did work.  

Correct me if Im wrong.

Thanks

 



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C:\Utils\hosts>dir /ta
 Volume in drive C is W2K BOOT
 Volume Serial Number is 30C9-7BBA

 Directory of C:\Utils\hosts

22/07/2004  06:06       <DIR>          .
22/07/2004  06:06       <DIR>          ..
22/07/2004  06:06                  403 hosts
22/07/2004  06:06                  218 lmhosts
22/07/2004  06:06                  279 Update Hosts files.bat
               3 File(s)            900 bytes
               2 Dir(s)   1,233,920,000 bytes free

C:\Utils\hosts>dir /t a
 Volume in drive C is W2K BOOT
 Volume Serial Number is 30C9-7BBA

 Directory of C:\Utils\hosts

File Not Found

C:\Utils\hosts>
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Oh you have an answer for everything dragon-it  :-)

OK if you want to get a moderator to look at it a reaward points.

Apols  
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thanks everyone!

Fcek
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glad we got there in the end :-)
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