Check the age of the filesystem

df / | awk '{print $1}' | grep dev | xargs tune2fs -l | grep create
Very useful set of commands to know when your file system was created.
Sample Output
# df / | awk '{print $1}' | grep dev | xargs tune2fs -l | grep create
Filesystem created:       Fri Oct 24 03:46:36 2008

By: Kaio
2009-02-16 18:45:03

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What Others Think

This is great, even works when you change path to an older mounted file system.
Williebee · 657 weeks and 6 days ago
function fs_created { sudo su -c "tune2fs -l $1 | grep create" }
susannakaukinen · 655 weeks and 2 days ago
the first grep can be removed and placed into the awk command, df / | awk ' /dev/ {print $1}' | xargs tune2fs -l | grep create
leon · 646 weeks and 5 days ago
I use it like an alias: alias fs_created="df / | awk ' /dev/ {print \$1}' | sudo su -c 'xargs tune2fs -l' | grep create"
elfreak · 573 weeks and 1 day ago
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tillyracker · 13 weeks and 6 days ago

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