Quoth Carl Johnson on Thursday, 13 January 2011: > Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> writes: > > > On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:50:27 -0800, Chuck Swiger <cswi...@mac.com> wrote: > >> On Jan 13, 2011, at 1:46 PM, Devin Teske wrote: > >> > This is nearly always accurate on any FreeBSD system (when wanting to > >> > query the date the machine was built): > >> > > >> > ls -l /etc/defaults/rc.conf > >> > >> I gather that you don't ever run mergemaster, which would update this file? > >> My machine installed in 2001 has a Dec 2010 date for that file: > >> > >> -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 36037 Dec 1 14:13 /etc/defaults/rc.conf > > > > Exactly that was my thought. Maybe a file that is NOT subject > > to one of the system upgrade procedures would be better? Maybe > > something in /boot? > > > > % ls -l /etc/defaults/rc.conf > > -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 34300 Aug 24 2008 /etc/defaults/rc.conf > > % ls -l /boot/defaults/loader.conf > > -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 19426 Aug 24 2008 /boot/defaults/loader.conf > > > > No, forget about that, also nonsense, looks to new... > > How about /var/empty: > > % ls -ldo /var/empty/ > dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel schg 512 Jul 18 19:16 /var/empty/ > > It can be changed, but doesn't look likely. > > -- > Carl Johnson ca...@peak.org > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"
On my system, it gives a date several months in advance of my install date (Nov 21 2009). -- Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterl...@camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F http://camdensoftware.com | http://chipsquips.com | http://chipstips.com
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