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FILE_MODTIME

FILE_MODTIME

The FILE_MODTIME function returns the modification time of the specified file or files.

Examples


To retrieve the modification time of dist.pro within the IDL library:

; Time in seconds since 1 January 1970
mtime = FILE_MODTIME(FILEPATH('dist.pro', SUBDIR = 'lib'))
; Convert to a date/time string
PRINT, SYSTIME(0, mtime)

IDL prints:

Thu Sep 24 10:48:19 2015

Syntax


Result = FILE_MODTIME(File)

Return Value


The result is a scalar or array of type LONG64. If File is a scalar then the result is a scalar, otherwise the result is an array of the same dimensions as File.

Arguments


File

A string or string array containing the path(s) to the file(s).

Keywords


None.

Version History


8.5.1

Introduced

See Also


FILE_INFO,  FSTAT



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