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Node.js stats.atime Property

  • Last Updated : 08 Oct, 2021

The stats.atime property is an inbuilt application programming interface of the fs.Stats class used to get the time and date when the file is accessed last time.

Syntax:

stats.atime;

Parameters: Properties does not have any parameter.

Return Value: It returns a Date which represents the time and date when the file is accessed last time.

Below examples illustrate the use of stats.atime property in Node.js:
Example 1:




// Node.js program to demonstrate the   
// stats.atime Property
  
// Accessing fs module
const fs = require('fs');
  
// Calling fs.Stats stats.atime
// using stat
fs.stat('./', (err, stats) => {
    if (err) throw err;
  
    // The time and date when 
    // the file is last accessed 
    console.log("Using stat: " + stats.atime);
});
  
// Using lstat
fs.lstat('./filename.txt', (err, stats) => {
    if (err) throw err;
  
    // The time and date when the
    // file is last accessed 
    console.log("Using lstat: " + stats.atime);
});

Output:

Using stat: Sun Jun 21 2020 00:54:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
Using lstat: Sun Jun 21 2020 01:00:52 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Example 2:




// Node.js program to demonstrate the   
// stats.atime Property
  
// Accessing fs module
const fs = require('fs').promises;
  
// Calling fs.Stats stats.atime
(async () => {
    const stats = await fs.stat('./filename.txt');
  
    // The date and time when the 
    // file is last accessed 
    console.log("Using stat synchronous: "
                + stats.atime);
})().catch(console.error)

Output:

Using stat synchronous: Sun Jun 21 2020 01:00:52 GMT+0530
                                    (India Standard Time)

Note: The above program will compile and run by using the node filename.js command and use the file_path correctly.

Reference: https://nodejs.org/api/fs.html#fs_stats_atime


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