[sf-lug] time of last modification of a file as reported by stat

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 19:18:09 PDT 2010

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 06:33:54PM -0700, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> According to "man stat" on my Ubuntu system, part of the format sequence 
>> can be:
>> 	%y     Time of last modification
>> 	%z     Time of last change
>> What is the difference between "modification" and "change"? Aren't they 
>> synonyms?
> Google lead me to:
>   http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.shell/browse_thread/thread/401ffd4109ceca7b?fwc=1
> The summary being:
>   modified content vs. changed permissions and ownerships 

Feeling stupid for not having been able to find this myself, but thanks!


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