find date of last boot

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jun 7 23:33:34 UTC 2012

On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:15:25 -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
> dmesg command does not show date of last boot.
> Are there some other commands to find date of last boot?

Check the lines in /var/log/messages. Unless you're not
experiencing a newsyslog message (new log file started),
the "kernel: Copyright (c) 1992-2011 The FreeBSD Project."
string (first line of typical dmesg, check for your particular
OS version!) indicates when the system was booted. But
note that the date format is not the common sortable
kind of `date "+%d.%m.%Y"`.

Another idea (as already mentioned) is to subtract `uptime`
from current `date`. :-)

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