At Sun, 14 Oct 2001 02:41:24 +0900,
Eric Lee Green wrote:

> Unfortunately, the File.stat object returns the 'mtime' as an 
> already-translated ASCII string ( i.e., like localtime(time()) rather than 
> like time() ).

No. File.mtime(file) (or File.stat(file).mtime) returns a Time instance,
not a formatted String.

> Is there a way I can get at the raw integer value in the stat struct without 
> writing my own Stat class in "C"?

Time.to_i returns Time in seconds from "the Epoch".

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