Show how old your linux OS installtion is

sudo tune2fs -l $(df -h / |(read; awk '{print $1; exit}')) | grep -i created
..not guaranteed to always be accurate but fun to see how old you Linux installation is based on the root partitions file system creation date.
Sample Output
Filesystem created:       Wed Aug  6 14:43:42 2008

By: thechile
2013-08-08 15:18:09

What Others Think

This is cool! A very slight simplification: sudo tune2fs -l $(df --output=source / | tail -1) | grep -i created
michelsberg · 416 weeks and 3 days ago
If you do it like this: # tune2fs -l `df --output=source / | tail -1` | grep -i created It'll also work on all Bourne compat shells, not only BASH.
kernel01 · 415 weeks and 6 days ago
Could be improved by just adding -l option to df, in order not to add delay for non local FS: sudo tune2fs -l $(df -lh / |(read; awk '{print $1; exit}')) | grep -i created
TerDale · 414 weeks and 4 days ago
tune2fs -l $(mount | awk '/ \/ / {print $1}') | grep -i created
dennisw · 414 weeks and 1 day ago
If your are cloning, ghosting or using Acronis to distribute your OS this command reflects the image create not how old that particular hardware installation is. I tested this on a system I just "built" from an Acronis backup and the date was before the server was even manufactured.
RGombert · 413 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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