As I consume a lot of drugs, I created an org-mode file that updates the status of my stock every day. It is done at the start of Emacs and it slows down significantly. As I sometimes run Emacs on a single day, I would like a test to see if the file has been updated in the current day.

(defun file-updated-today-p (file) .....)

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Here's a function that compares today's date with the last modification date of FILE. If both strings are equal, return t.

(defun file-updated-today-p (file)
  (string= (format-time-string "%F")
           (format-time-string "%F" (nth 6 (file-attributes file)))))

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