Get Modification Date of a Single File

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Wed Aug 12 20:44:25 CEST 2015


On a mac using Xcode you would use
the NFS File Manager which is a part of
Foundation.

Livecode has imported Foundation but I
am not sure if you can acces things like
that yet.

John Balgenorth


On Aug 12, 2015, at 7:28 AM, Brahmanathaswami <brahma at hindu.org> wrote:

> JB wrote:
>> I don’t have a mobile but on the older versions
>> for desktops you use Files command.
>> 
>> The detailed files form returns a list of files, one file per line. Each line contains the following attributes, separated by commas:
>> 	* The file's name, URL-encoded
>> 	* The file's size in bytes (on Mac OS and OS X systems, the si
> [snip]
> 
> I'm very familiar with this, as in my in house production apps that deal globally with work processes here on the LAN, these apps often do folder/file scans that get needed info.
> 
> But it just seemed like a lot of work to me, to get info on a single file, to have to set the default folder, get the files, parse the file list for just the one you are interested in..
> 
> ideally one could just send the path of a file to a function that would return all this data for that one file.
> 
> Very useful tool on the server also. There are numerous use case for the a standard size/modification date check... hmm makes me think I could find a shell for this.
> 
> Looks like a case for a widget... Or perhaps we need to hire Monte to build this function for us.
> 
> BR
> 
> 
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