Date of a FreeBSD installation
demelier.david at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 20:47:34 UTC 2011
2011/1/13 Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>:
> 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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markand at Melon ~ $ cd /etc ; ls -ltr | head
drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 19 Jul 04:16 zfs
drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 19 Jul 04:16 skel
Same that my original post. I have not installed FreeBSD on July but
as Chip says the /home symlink is a pretty good choice :-)
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