Date of a FreeBSD installation
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Thu Jan 13 20:45:30 UTC 2011
Quoth Chuck Swiger on Thursday, 13 January 2011:
> On Jan 13, 2011, at 12:28 PM, David Demelier wrote:
> > 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?
> Symlinks under /etc are a good choice:
> # cd /etc ; ls -ltr | head
> total 1242
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 23 May 26 2001 termcap@ -> /usr/share/misc/termcap
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 13 May 26 2001 rmt@ -> /usr/sbin/rmt
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On my system, /etc/termcap has the date well after my installation
(Jun 28 2010) and /etc/rmt dates to well before (Nov 21 2009). I first
installed FreeBSD on this system on Apr 1 2010.
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