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penulatimate date

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jaclaz
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Re: penulatimate date

Post Posted: Oct 18, 19 19:20

- keydet89
- jaclaz

It seems to me like that might (maybe) provide "other" or "previous" times the file was opened, but no actual way to be sure that it was the penultimate time.


Again, it's possible...not definitive. So...maybe.


Sorry, but I am a hairy reasoner, if you can I would like a more definite answer.

IMHO by analyzing a system:
1) you may (or you may not) find some evidence about a given file having been opened/accessed before a given date/time
2) IF you find such evidence this may consist of either
a. a single previous access
b. more than one previous access

in case 2.b you can order the (several) previous access date times and choose the most recent one (still before the given date/time), so you are in the same case of 2.a.

Now, what makes you able to state that that instance is actually the penultimate (and that is not the third or fourth or nth last one)?

As I see it there is a BIG IF in #2, after which there is an "impossible", it is even not a "maybe*maybe=maybe^2", it is a "maybe+impossible=impossible".

jaclaz
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giandega
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Re: penulatimate date

Post Posted: Oct 19, 19 07:49

I will try thanks keydet  
 

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