Date of a FreeBSD installation

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jan 13 21:50:40 UTC 2011

On Jan 13, 2011, at 1:46 PM, Devin Teske wrote:
> This is nearly always accurate on any FreeBSD system (when wanting to
> query the date the machine was built):
> 	ls -l /etc/defaults/rc.conf

I gather that you don't ever run mergemaster, which would update this file?
My machine installed in 2001 has a Dec 2010 date for that file:

-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  36037 Dec  1 14:13 /etc/defaults/rc.conf


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