TSQL Compare File Date To Current Date

In SQL Agent Job Step, I want to compare the date of a text file that resides on a different server to the current system date.  If the dates don't match then will send DBMail notification.

I have tried various system sp's, XP CMD, batch files, powershell, etc.  This should be simple.
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x-menIT super heroCommented:

IF ($(get-date $(gi 20150819.log | select LastWriteTime).LastWriteTime -Format yyyy-MM-dd) -ne $(get-date -Format yyyy-MM-dd))
Send-MailMessage [-To] <String[]>
[-Subject] <String>
    [-Body] <String> ]
        [-SmtpServer] <String> ]
        -From <String>
        [-Attachments <String[]> ]
        [-Bcc <String[]> ]
        [-Cc <String[]> ]
        [-Credential <PSCredential> ]
        [-DeliveryNotificationOption <DeliveryNotificationOptions> {None | OnSuccess | OnFailure | Delay | Never} ]
        [-Encoding <Encoding> ]
        [-InformationAction <System.Management.Automation.ActionPreference]> {SilentlyContinue | Stop | Continue | Inquire | Ignore | Suspend} ]
        [-InformationVariable <System.String]> ]
        [-Port <Int32> ]
        [-Priority <MailPriority> {Normal | Low | High} ]
        [ <CommonParameters>]
You might find using SSIS easier. See here for an example of getting the attributes of a text file. Have a variable already set to getdate() and you'll be able to compare the two.



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66chawgerAuthor Commented:
I tried both of these with success.  Ultimately, I created a web service for re-use and for my purposes called from a stored proc.
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