shell programming - how to write a script that renames files aftertheir last moddate?

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Tue May 27 07:40:43 PDT 2003

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 10:35:04AM -0400, Joseph Gleason wrote:
> Does anyone know how to get the modification time_t from a file in shell
> script? There is probably some command to do it that I don't know about.

You're probably looking for stat(1), which is included in 5.x and available
as a port for 4.x in sysutils/stat.



What would this sentence be like if it weren't self-referential?
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