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Archive for July 1st, 2014

Windows: programmatically setting date/time stamps of files

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/01

For DOS programs, date and time stamps were used to mark versions of files. For instance, Turbo Pascal 6.0, had a 06:00 time stamp on every file.

You can still do this in Windows, but need to watch for a couple of things:

  • daylight saving time
  • more than one time stamp per file

There are various ways to do it. Besides a graphical Attribute Changer at (thanks User Randolf Richardson), these are console approaches via How can I change the timestamp on a file?:
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