> > > You had a rant the other day about putting yourself in the shoes of ordinary > users, > > > and how being a dev can cloud that, this is a prime example, ordinary users > prefer > > to > > > see a build date. > > > > Ordinary users need the version number, period. > > > > If they're building from Git, then they need the Git ID instead of the version > > number, but either way the date doesn't come into it. I could build 0.115 today > with > > today's timestamp and the timestamp is going to be 100% useless for any practical > > purposes. > > but if you were to find a build of 115 with a much newer date than expected it tells > you that it isn't a compile from when that version was released, but one that, for > whatever reason, was compiled more recently, which is actually a useful piece of > information.
I'm not familiar enough with linux, but isn't there a "file created/accessed/modified date" equivalent ?
I've always managed file under windows using this.