I would like to get the installation-date of my joomla-installation and/or of any component by writing a new method in a model of my component.

How could I solve this?

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On Linux the best you can do is work out the last modified time of a certain file by using filetime (http://php.net/filemtime). So to work out the Joomla installation date you could run filetime on a file that is not likely to have been edited /components/index.html.

You could use the same principle for extensions by doing :


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