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Check the age of the filesystem

Terminal - Check the age of the filesystem
df / | awk '{print $1}' | grep dev | xargs tune2fs -l | grep create
2009-02-16 18:45:03
User: Kaio
Functions: awk df grep tune2fs xargs
Check the age of the filesystem

Very useful set of commands to know when your file system was created.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'
2009-09-03 10:26:37
User: MrMerry
Functions: awk ls tail

Show time and date when you installed your OS.

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This is great, even works when you change path to an older mounted file system.

Comment by Williebee 353 weeks and 1 day ago

function fs_created {

sudo su -c "tune2fs -l $1 | grep create"


Comment by susannakaukinen 350 weeks and 4 days ago

the first grep can be removed and placed into the awk command,

df / | awk ' /dev/ {print $1}' | xargs tune2fs -l | grep create

Comment by leon 341 weeks and 6 days ago

I use it like an alias:

alias fs_created="df / | awk ' /dev/ {print \$1}' | sudo su -c 'xargs tune2fs -l' | grep create"
Comment by elfreak 268 weeks and 2 days ago

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