Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 11:23:28 -0800
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: External file create date
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chandaknitin@GMAIL.COM wrote back:
>Thanks for your reply. This is only for windows, i need it for UNIX.
Then you are completely hosed.
Despite what Harry wrote, unix does NOT maintain a file creation date.
Period. unix maintains three differetn file datestamps. They are:
atime last access time
mtime last modification time
ctime last time the inode was changed
There is no creation time in unix.
Perhaps if you explained what you are actually trying to do, and what the
'creation time' is needed for, someone here could help you.
David L. Cassell
3115 NW Norwood Pl.
Corvallis OR 97330
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