In Java, you can use the File.lastModified() to get the file’s last modified timestamps. This method will returns the time in milliseconds (long value), you may to format it with SimpleDateFormat to make it a human readable format.

File Last Modified

package com.mkyong.file;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

public class GetFileLastModifiedExample
    public static void main(String[] args)
	File file = new File("c:\\logfile.log");
	System.out.println("Before Format : " + file.lastModified());
	SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss");
	System.out.println("After Format : " + sdf.format(file.lastModified()));


Before Format : 1275265349422
After Format : 05/31/2010 08:22:29