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dosGetFileDate(string FileName, string Info)

Returns a string containing the creation, last modification or last accessed date of the file, folder or drive specified by FileName

Parameters :

FileName : A string specifying the drive, location and name of the file to search for using a pathname. For example, "C:\Docs\MyDoc.txt" on Windows or "My Mac:Docs:My Doc" on MacOS. On MacOS only, FileName may also be a folder or drive. On Windows, all files and folders in the pathname may be specified by their Windows name or MS-DOS name. 

Info : A string specifying whether to get the creation, last modification or last accessed date. This parameter is case insensitive.

Possible Values For Windows And MacOS :

"Created" : Retrieves the file, folder or drive creation date.
"Modified" : Retrieves the file, folder or drive last modification date.

Possible Value For Windows Only :

"Last Accessed" : Retrieves the file last accessed date.

Return Value : Upon success, a string containing the file, folder or drive date. The format of the string is "month/day/year" for example, October 24th, 1979 would correspond to "10/24/1979". If the file, folder or drive is not found or an invalid value is passed in the Info parameter an empty string is returned, in which case dosGetLastError() should be called to determine the cause of the error.

Possible Returned Error Codes via dosGetLastError() :
10002 : Invalid value for parameter 2. 
10014 : File expected, a reference to a drive or folder was given on Windows. 
10016 : File not found. 



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