Date of a FreeBSD installation

David Demelier demelier.david at
Thu Jan 13 20:29:01 UTC 2011

Hello folks,

I'm just guessing if there is a way to know a FreeBSD installation date. 
We can't look after the uname -a ident since an update of the FreeBSD 
kernel is possible.

I think searching a file absolutely not touched ever in the system can 
helps but which one?

markand at Melon ~ $ ls -l /root/.cshrc
-rw-r--r--  2 root  wheel  798 19 Jul 04:17 /root/.cshrc

It seems that this file has the FreeBSD dist access time so can't refers 
to neither.

Do you have any clue?


David Demelier

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