easy display of last modified time for files using PHP

Not so much use for any websites I’ve built so far, but this will be useful for download pages to enable them to display the date of the current build or builds etc.

This script outputs the date and time that a file was last modified. You can format it any way you want.

<?php
$last_modified = filemtime("MY_FILE.txt"); // Insert your file name here
echo "Last modified " . date("l, dS F, Y @ h:ia", $last_modified); 
// eg. Last modified Tuesday, 30th March, 2010 @ 04:23pm
?> 

By using this with any file download, you can have your pages automatically update when you replace the downloadable files with alternate versions. Just make sure the file name is still the same.

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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