So for anyone who needs to something like this, I now know of a way to
do what I want, although it's not done by git but by Linux's 'find'

Command:  find directoryName -type f -newer targetFileName


On Apr 13, 4:44 pm, jayman <> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 know whether those files are now 'outdated' (and need to be rebuilt).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 They would be outdated because the latter depend on the content of the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
> changed).
> Any suggestions on a more efficient (yet simple) way of doing this are
> welcome. Thank you!
> Cheers,
> Jawad

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git 
for human beings" group.
To post to this group, send email to
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at

Reply via email to