Appreciate any help with the following:

What I need:
1- To get the time at which the latest edit to a working repo was
made. The change might or might not be tracked (in the form of an
untracked file).
2- To get the time at which a file was added to the repository.

What I want to do:
Compare this time with times at which other files were created, so I
know whether those files are now 'outdated' (and need to be rebuilt).
They would be outdated because the latter depend on the content of the
former. This is probably not the most efficient way of doing what I
want, but I don't want it to get too complex (for example, defining
dependencies for each file in the repo (which by the way, I haven't
done), and then checking whether any of those defined files have

Any suggestions on a more efficient (yet simple) way of doing this are
welcome. Thank you!


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