[Techtalk] file creation date

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Sat Apr 7 22:36:32 UTC 2012

Interesting to know the debugfs command doesn't work that way on Debian 
Wheezy, but that stat -c "%w" does. Excellent. Thank you.

Alison Chaiken wrote:
> debugfs -R 'stat /stuff/subdir/blah.txt' /dev/sdf1
> Sounds cool, but I on Debian Wheezy I see
> $FILE: File not found by ext2_lookup
> every time.      All my file systems are ext4, too.    'stat $FILE' OTOH
> works fine:
> [alison at bonnet AutoSeminar (master)]$ stat -c "%x"
> /vol/mp3/downloads/now_more.mp3
> 2012-04-06 16:09:07.976677544 -0700
> Note that %w and %W formats output file creation.

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