Creation Date

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Creation date is an attribute of a file that reflects the date and time when the file was created.


You can display the file's creation date by:

File Selection

Many DCL commands such as DIRECTORY offer a similar set of qualifiers for file selection. Since /CREATED is the default qualifier, you may simply use /BEFORE and /SINCE to select files created before or since a certain absolute time, delta time, a combination of these two, BOOT, LOGIN, TODAY (default), TOMORROW, or YESTERDAY.


You may modify the creation date of a file with SET FILE/ATTRIBUTES=CREDATE.