Java File Last Modified

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java file last modified

To determine how to get the file last modified date in java we will be using method. This method return time in milliseconds. You can format it to human readable format using SimpleDateFormat.

Let’s see java file lastModified() method example,

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import java.util.Date;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

public class LastModifiedDateTime
   public static void main(String[] args)
      File file = new File("C:\\modifiedFile.txt");
      System.out.println("Before file format : " + file.lastModified());
      SimpleDateFormat sim = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss");
      System.out.println("After file format : " + sim.format(file.lastModified()));


Before file format : 1486480590836
After file format : 02/07/2014 05:14:10


That’s it guys. This is all about how to get the last modified date of a file in java. I hope you have understood the concept.

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