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How to find creation date of file?

I want to find out the creation date of particular file, not modification date or access date. I have tried with ls -ltrh and stat filename.
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Birth is empty on ext4

I was just reading up on the Birth section of stat and it appears ext4 should support it, but even a file I just created leaves it empty. ~ % touch test ...
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When was `relatime` made the default?

What is the first Linux kernel release to set relatime as the default mount option?
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Access history of a file

I was wondering if there are any tools to keep track of the access history of a file. I know of stat, but as far as I understand, it only returns information about the last time the file was accessed. ...
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What does this process STAT indicates?

If you check the STAT column in above image you will see Ss S S< SN and R+ What does this indicates ? Process states. If yes,Then what is the significance of 'Ss S< SN and R+'?
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What can you do to a file without triggering the “Change” Timestamp?

What can you do to a file without triggering the "Change" stat? For instance, it appears that simply changing a bit will trigger Change.
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file block size - difference between stat and ls

I've noticed that when I do a: ls -ls file It provides block count, say 8 blocks. When I do: stat file I notice that the block count is 16, twice the number given by ls. The block size on my ...
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linux disk caching affects access times reported by stat?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I did the following stat a file cat the same file stat the file again cat the file again after 5 min stat the file The access time reported at 3. reflects the point at which 2. was ...