How to? File Age

Oct 18, 2008
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Hello -- is there a "best way" to test the age of a file? I been looking at the various "age" functions --- which for the most
part work with the NTFS 64bit timestamp value --

so, I can get this value form the file and the also the current time -- so what is the best way to reflect the difference of these
values in readable form? IE say the file is now 10 minutes old? Thanks
 
May 20, 2008
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Syracuse, NY, USA
It depends on what you call readable. Something like this will give a number of seconds.

Code:
v:\> echo %@eval[(%@makeage[%_date,%_time] - %@fileage[file.txt]) / 10000000]
323.229
Depending on how much math you want to do, you could have just about any format you wanted.
 
Oct 18, 2008
277
1
It depends on what you call readable. Something like this will give a number of seconds.

Code:
v:\> echo %@eval[(%@makeage[%_date,%_time] - %@fileage[file.txt]) / 10000000]
323.229
Depending on how much math you want to do, you could have just about any format you wanted.
thanks for the info --- I was not sure what value to use to get the difference in seconds