Ubuntu Linux has a rich set of commands for manipulating and accessing files. The stat utility gives detailed access to file information, including last accessed and last modified file time.
From the terminal window, run the command with this syntax:
Here’s an example of checking the last time I’ve run Firefox on one of my machines:
[geek@ubuntu firefox]# stat firefox-bin File: `firefox-bin' Size: 9781136 Blocks: 19136 IO Block: 4096 Regular File Device: 302h/770d Inode: 555615 Links: 1 Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 500/ geek) Gid: ( 500/ geek) Access: 2006-01-14 17:41:15.000000000 -0500 Modify: 2005-05-11 14:17:00.000000000 -0400 Change: 2005-05-13 23:31:44.000000000 -0400
I guess I haven’t used that box in a while… last time I used firefox was january 14th.
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- Published 11/26/06