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How To Get The File’s Last Modified Date & time In Java?

In Java, you can use the File.lastModified() to get the file’€™s last modified timestamps. This method will returns the time in milliseconds (long value), you may to format it with SimpleDateFormat to make it a human readable format.
File Last Modified Date and Time

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
public class GetFileLastModifiedDate
    public static void main(String[] args)
File file = new File("c:\Core java.ppt");
	System.out.println("Before Format : " + file.lastModified());
	SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss");
	System.out.println("After Format : " + sdf.format(file.lastModified()));


Result :

Before Format : 1359018283231
After Format : 03/24/2013 12:34:33

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