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CTAN has a new package: getfiledate

Date: June 22, 2009 3:08:43 PM CEST
This package is new at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your local mirror. Thanks, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ....................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: getfiledate Author's name: Ahmed Musa Location on CTAN: / Summary description: Fetches and formats the date of last modification of any resident file. License type: lppl Announcement text:
The package fetches from the system the date of last modification or opening of a resident file. It is based on an idea by Heiko Oberdiek that appeared in February 2009 on the TeX newsgroup website comp.text.tex, ie, using the \pdffilemoddate command of pdfTeX. A user- friendly interface is provided for obtaining and presenting the needed filedate in several formats.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/getfiledate . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/getfiledate (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

getfiledate – Find the date of last modification of a file

The package fetches from the system the date of last modification or opening of an existing file, using the function \pdffilemoddate (present in recent versions of pdf); the user may specify how the date is to be presented.

MaintainerAhmed Musa



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