Know the installation date of your LinuxMint

chash27
  8 years ago
  26

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.

Comments
manfredkvh 3 years ago

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}'


jahid_0903014 5 years ago

output: Jun 1


krazy_bout_tech 5 years ago

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! :)


joroxrd 7 years ago

Thanks!


Labby 7 years ago

Very cool. Thanks!


m4daredsun 7 years ago

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?


blueXrider 8 years ago

@trollboy

Tired your suggestion. Didn't work for me.


Jac978 8 years ago

Thanks a lot!


JohanSJA 8 years ago

That works on this Linux Mint installation. 2011-07-07 07:07


ashish_chaudhari 8 years ago

but it works perfeclty on my katya!! :)


sayan_acharjee 8 years ago

Good one :)


trollboy 8 years ago

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}'


blueXrider 8 years ago

using Katya

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

produces installation time-stamp but does not print

could you advise please


Adidi 8 years ago

2011-02-15 01:50, Thanks !


tayss 8 years ago

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


Steampunk-Nick 8 years ago

great tutorial, thanks!


chash27 8 years ago

most welcome!


obakfahad 8 years ago

Thanks .


obakfahad 8 years ago

Mine is correct.3rd june 2011.


chash27 8 years ago

on which version you have tried this command.


gorade 8 years ago

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