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Alain Ketterlin alain at
Wed Jun 6 15:29:37 CEST 2012

loial <jldunn2000 at> writes:

> I have a requirement to test the creation time of a file with the
> current time and raise a message if the file is  more than 15 minutes
> old.
> Platform is Unix.
> I have looked at using os.path.getctime for the file creation time and
> time.time() for the current time, but is this the best approach?

No. getctime() returns the last "change" time. The creation time is not
kept anywhere. This may still match your requirement though. And os.path
is the right package to look at for such tasks.

-- Alain.

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