Time stamp

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A time stamp or timestamp is a time registered to a file, log, or notification that records when data is added, removed, modified, or transmitted. Below are some examples of how a time stamp may be used, and where.

In the example below, the time and date stamp are of when that particular news article was posted. Many web pages that have several updates a day will post a time or date stamp to let users know when something was posted.

Network attack aimed at banking data

Submitted Friday, July 02, 2004 @ 08:11 A.M.

In the example below, you can see that MS-DOS, like every operating system, has a time stamp and date stamp of when the file was last modified.

06/21/1998 09:35p 6,815 ch.gif
  • Date stamp - Similar to the timestamp, the date stamp is the date printed to file or another location.

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