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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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stat — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

Synopsis

stat [options] files

The stat command lists important attributes of files (by default) or filesystems (-f option). File information looks like:

$ stat myfile
  File: "myfile"
  Size: 1264       Blocks: 8         Regular File
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: (600/lisa) Gid: (620/users)
Device: 30a        Inode: 99492      Links: 1
Access: Fri Aug 29 00:16:12 2003
Modify: Wed Jul 23 23:09:41 2003
Change: Wed Jul 23 23:11:48 2003

and includes the filename, size in bytes (1264), size in blocks (8), file type (Regular File), permissions in octal (0644), permissions in the format of “ls -l” (-rw-r--r--), owner’s user ID (600), owner’s name (lisa), owner’s group ID (620), owner’s group name (users), device type (30a), inode number (99492), number of hard links (1), and timestamps of the file’s most recent access, modification, and status change. Filesystem information looks like:

$ stat -f myfile
  File: "myfile"
    ID: bffff358 ffffffff Namelen: 255     Type: EXT2
Blocks: Total: 2016068    Free: 876122     Available:
773709     Size: 4096
Inodes: Total: 1026144    Free: 912372

and includes the filename (myfile), filesystem ID (bffff358 ffffffff), maximum length of a filename for that filesystem (255 bytes), filesystem type (EXT2), the counts of total, free, and available blocks in the filesystem (2016068, 876122, and 773709, respectively), block size for the filesystem (4096), and the counts of total and free inodes (1026144 and 912372, respectively).

The -t option presents the ...

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