How can I tell the last time a note was updated?

Things I have tried

What I’m trying to do

Is there any easy way to tell the last time a note was updated? I’m coming from Joplin and Dendron which includes the last modified time in the frontmatter.

If you use Templater:

<% tp.file.last_modified_date("YYYY.MM.DD h:mm A") %>

(change date format to your preferred format)

then either Alt+R (I think that’s default) or Ctrl+P > Templater: Replace templates in the active file

There is probably a much easier way to do this but I know this works.

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If you just need the information on demand, the Get Info plugin is great:
If you want to display it in a file, you can install the Dataview plugin and add this snippet:

This page was last modified on `$= dv.current().file.mtime.toFormat("MMMM d, yyyy")` at `$= dv.current().file.mtime.toFormat("h:mm a")`.

You will need to enable inline javascript queries in the Dataview options.

Get Info Plugin

Dataview plugin

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You can hover over the file name in the explorer on the left side. There’s a popup that shows this:
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Some themes suppress this, but it’s for sure available in the default theme.

I knew there would be an easier way. Good call.

FYI - this doesn’t work in the Starred list.

Hadn’t noticed that before, but that’s correct!

I’d regard this as a bug.

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