Thread: Displaying time and date of files

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    Displaying time and date of files

    Im having trouble writing a program that asks the user to enter a command say a filename, and the program then prints out the access date of that file, and the last modification date
    eg of output
    last modified on feb 2002 12:20pm
    last accessed on May 5th 08:07am

    Im trying to use clock_t but I cant find any good examples
    Im also looking for a way on how to use the stat command
    any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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    sorry to reply to this again
    but I think I understand my question regarding the use of clock_t

    does anyone know a good example where stat is ued?
    man stat isnt very helpful

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    struct stat statbuff;
    stat( "file.txt", &statbuff );

    Then look in statbuff for the fields which interest you

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    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <sys/stat.h>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    	struct stat buf;
    	if (stat(argv[0], &buf) != -1)
    		printf("File size = %d\n", buf.st_size);
    		printf("File mode = %03o\n", buf.st_mode & (S_IRWXU | S_IRWXG | S_IRWXO));
    		printf("File UID = %d\n", buf.st_uid);
    		printf("File GID = %d\n", buf.st_gid);
    		printf("File last accessed = %s", ctime(&buf.st_atime));
    		printf("File last modified = %s", ctime(&buf.st_mtime));
    		printf("File last changed = %s", ctime(&buf.st_ctime));
    	return (0);
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