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Written by:
chash27
Score: 26
votes: 36
Format: Article

 Know the installation date of your LinuxMint


Open Terminal application

then type the following command on command prompt.

ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'

this will print the installtion data and time of your installation of linuxmint.

2011-06-27  12:39

that's it.


Tags: installation, date, LinuxMint
Created: 7 years ago.
Last edited: 7 years ago.
Reviewed: 7 years ago.


Comments
2 years ago

manfredkvh
This is the code that worked for me:
ls -lct --time-style=+"%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S" /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'
 
4 years ago

jahid_0903014
output: Jun 1  
5 years ago

krazy_bout_tech
Actual command that works for sure will be :

ls -lctd --time-style=+"%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S" /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'

This will give you the output like :

27-09-2013 11:01:01

Cheers! :)
 
7 years ago

joroxrd
Thanks!  
7 years ago

Labby
Very cool. Thanks!  
7 years ago

m4daredsun
Tried in Mint Debian. With the following command:

ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7, $8}'

I get:

May 24 21:33

Where's the year?
 
7 years ago

blueXrider
@trollboy

Tired your suggestion. Didn't work for me.
 
7 years ago

Jac978
Thanks a lot!  
7 years ago

JohanSJA
That works on this Linux Mint installation. 2011-07-07 07:07  
7 years ago

ashish_chaudhari
but it works perfeclty on my katya!! :)  
7 years ago

sayan_acharjee
Good one :)  
7 years ago

trollboy
Nice trick :)

awk print prints to screen.

If you are not getting the time try ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7, $8}'
 
7 years ago

blueXrider
using Katya

sudo ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'

produces installation time-stamp but does not print

could you advise please
 
7 years ago

Adidi
2011-02-15 01:50, Thanks !  
7 years ago

tayss
2011-05-27 01:57 One month linuxmint already and i still feel like beginner ö.Ö"  
7 years ago

Steampunk-Nick
great tutorial, thanks!  
7 years ago

chash27
most welcome!  
7 years ago

obakfahad
Thanks .  
7 years ago

obakfahad
Mine is correct.3rd june 2011.  
7 years ago

chash27
on which version you have tried this command.  
7 years ago

gorade
Hm.. my answer is 25 jun which is incomplete and incorrect.  

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