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How to get the timestamp from the File IO

mahesh lala
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Joined: Jul 08, 2005
Posts: 16
Hello Friends ,

Using java.io.File class with the method lastModified () retrieves the last modified file in long ie milliseconds since the epoch (00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970) I want the time to be like the listing files of a directory in windows environment like 7/21/2005 12:17 PM . I mean to say I want to retrieve the date and time with the lastModified method of a java.io.File class..

your early response is highly appreciated and i shall be very thankful to you .

bye
Mahesh .
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Norm Radder
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Joined: Aug 10, 2005
Posts: 685
To work with dates, you could use the Date class. Have you looked at the doc for Date? Then there are other classes for formatting dates for output.
Read your doc a bit. It's all there. And sometimes faster than waiting for someone else. Search sometimes will find you code.
Choon-Chern Lim
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Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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