Is there any way in which Panorama X can access the "Date Modified’ value for a folder? Failing that, is there a UNIX command that will do it?
I need to compare the modification dates of current files and folders with those of a set of backup files and folders to determine which of the latter should be replaced by the former when I close a master database. Although, I may yet resort to the blunt instrument approach of replacing everything because I have just discovered that, when the contents of folder A are modified, that folder’s modification date changes but the date for folder B which contains folder A doesn’t change. This strikes me as being counter-intuitive but I guess it depends on how you define ‘modification’.
Which suggests an amendment to my initial question - is there perhaps a UNIX command that will return the most recent date on which anything within a folder has been changed, even at many sub-levels below the top?