Know the installation date of your LinuxMint

chash27
  11 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 6 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 8 years ago

output: Jun 1


krazy_bout_tech 8 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 10 years ago

Thanks!


Labby 11 years ago

Very cool. Thanks!


m4daredsun 11 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 11 years ago

@trollboy

Tired your suggestion. Didn't work for me.


Jac978 11 years ago

Thanks a lot!


JohanSJA 11 years ago

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


ashish_chaudhari 11 years ago

but it works perfeclty on my katya!! :)


sayan_acharjee 11 years ago

Good one :)


trollboy 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

2011-02-15 01:50, Thanks !


tayss 11 years ago

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


Steampunk-Nick 11 years ago

great tutorial, thanks!


chash27 11 years ago

most welcome!


obakfahad 11 years ago

Thanks .


obakfahad 11 years ago

Mine is correct.3rd june 2011.


chash27 11 years ago

on which version you have tried this command.


gorade 11 years ago

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