Date of a FreeBSD installation
carlj at peak.org
Thu Jan 13 23:01:37 UTC 2011
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> writes:
> 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...
How about /var/empty:
% ls -ldo /var/empty/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel schg 512 Jul 18 19:16 /var/empty/
It can be changed, but doesn't look likely.
Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
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