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Linux 2.6 - man page for stat (linux section 1)

STAT(1) 				  User Commands 				  STAT(1)

NAME
       stat - display file or file system status

SYNOPSIS
       stat [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       Display file or file system status.

       -L, --dereference
	      follow links

       -f, --file-system
	      display file system status instead of file status

       -c  --format=FORMAT
	      use the specified FORMAT instead of the default; output a newline after each use of
	      FORMAT

       --printf=FORMAT
	      like --format, but interpret backslash escapes,  and  do	not  output  a	mandatory
	      trailing newline.  If you want a newline, include \n in FORMAT

       -t, --terse
	      print the information in terse form

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       The valid format sequences for files (without --file-system):

       %a     Access rights in octal

       %A     Access rights in human readable form

       %b     Number of blocks allocated (see %B)

       %B     The size in bytes of each block reported by %b

       %C     SELinux security context string

       %d     Device number in decimal

       %D     Device number in hex

       %f     Raw mode in hex

       %F     File type

       %g     Group ID of owner

       %G     Group name of owner

       %h     Number of hard links

       %i     Inode number

       %n     File name

       %N     Quoted file name with dereference if symbolic link

       %o     I/O block size

       %s     Total size, in bytes

       %t     Major device type in hex

       %T     Minor device type in hex

       %u     User ID of owner

       %U     User name of owner

       %x     Time of last access

       %X     Time of last access as seconds since Epoch

       %y     Time of last modification

       %Y     Time of last modification as seconds since Epoch

       %z     Time of last change

       %Z     Time of last change as seconds since Epoch

       Valid format sequences for file systems:

       %a     Free blocks available to non-superuser

       %b     Total data blocks in file system

       %c     Total file nodes in file system

       %d     Free file nodes in file system

       %f     Free blocks in file system

       %C     SELinux security context string

       %i     File System ID in hex

       %l     Maximum length of filenames

       %n     File name

       %s     Block size (for faster transfers)

       %S     Fundamental block size (for block counts)

       %t     Type in hex

       %T     Type in human readable form

       NOTE:  your  shell  may have its own version of stat, which usually supersedes the version
       described here.	Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the  options
       it supports.

AUTHOR
       Written by Michael Meskes.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report stat bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report stat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       stat(2)

       The  full  documentation for stat is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and stat
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info coreutils 'stat invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				  STAT(1)


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