How to get file creation date of given file in Java?



Problem Description :


Write a program in Java that prints file creation date of given file.


Java program that prints file creation date of given file.
How to get file creation date of given file in Java?


Concept :


We need to use following method of BasicFileAttributes Interface that is present in java.nio.file.attribute.* package.

FileTime creationTime() - This method returns FileTime class reference. We need to convert this time into Date.

- How to create instance of BasicFileAttributes Interface?
  1. File file=new File(filename);
  2. Path path=file.toPath();
  3. BasicFileAttributes attrs = Files.readAttributes(path, BasicFileAttributes.class);

Java Program :





Output :


Output of Java program that prints file creation date of given file.
Output - How to get file creation date of given file in Java?


References:


https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/nio/file/attribute/BasicFileAttributes.html

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/nio/file/attribute/BasicFileAttributes.html#creationTime()

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/nio/file/attribute/FileTime.html

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/nio/file/Path.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/io/File.html

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Tags : File Handling, file creation time, if else, Scanner, String, File, Date, SimpleDateFormat(), exists(), Regular expression, Path, BasicFileAttributes, FileTime, creationTime(), java.io, java.nio.

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