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Get the daate of a file on the internet?

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I know you can use InetGetSize ( "URL" ). But i was wondering if there is a way to return the date that the file was created/modified? If there is a way I have been unable to figure it out. I am trying to check some pdf/chm files to see if they have changed and am currently using the InetGetSize ( "URL" ) function for that. Checking the date would be a guarentee of whether the pdf/chm has changed. The files size difference wiil not be 100%, maybe 99.9% but not 100%.

Thanx for any help.

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Based on the example from the COM reference part of the AutoIt manual...

$oHTTP = ObjCreate("winhttp.winhttprequest.5.1")
$oHTTP.Open("GET","http://www.google.com/analytics/features.html")
$oHTTP.Send()
$HTTP_headers = $oHTTP.GetAllResponseHeaders

I got the GetAllResponseHeaders function form here (also quoted in the manual) ...

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....httprequest.asp

Now the response headers are stored in "$HTTP_headers".

You can parse out the "Last-Modified:" part for your own evil ends.

-mu

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Thanx that was what I was looking for, I now noticed that inetget doesnt keep the same date of the file. But it looks like i can use the httprequest to acomplish this as well.

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Yes, it's very useful.

Note that dynamically generated pages always return "now" (or thereabouts) as the modified time, but for fixed documents, PDFs, regular HTML, etc, it's very reliable.

-mu

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