Date of a FreeBSD installation
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Thu Jan 13 22:30:20 UTC 2011
On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:50:27 -0800, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> 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
Exactly that was my thought. Maybe a file that is NOT subject
to one of the system upgrade procedures would be better? Maybe
something in /boot?
% ls -l /etc/defaults/rc.conf
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 34300 Aug 24 2008 /etc/defaults/rc.conf
% ls -l /boot/defaults/loader.conf
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 19426 Aug 24 2008 /boot/defaults/loader.conf
No, forget about that, also nonsense, looks to new...
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