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+#!/usr/bin/perl
+#
+# Print the time (possibly the mtime of a file) as a hexadecimal integer
+# If more than one file, print the mtime of the *newest* file.
+#
+
+undef $now;
+
+foreach $file ( @ARGV ) {
+ ($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid,$rdev,$size,$atime,$mtime,
+ $ctime,$blksize,$blocks) = stat($file);
+ if ( !defined($now) || $now < $mtime ) {
+ $now = $mtime;
+ }
+}
+
+if ( !defined($now) ) {
+ $now = time;
+}
+
+printf "0x%08x\n", $now;