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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for stat (redhat section 1)

STAT(1) 				       FSF					  STAT(1)

NAME
       stat - display file or filesystem status

SYNOPSIS
       stat [OPTION] FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       Display file or filesystem status.

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

       -c     --format=FORMAT	use the specified FORMAT instead of the default

       -L, --dereference
	      follow links

       -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 --filesystem):

	      %A  -  Access rights in human readable form %a - Access rights in octal %b - Number
	      of blocks allocated %D - Device number in hex %d - Device number in  decimal  %F	-
	      File type %f - raw mode in hex %G - Group name of owner %g - Group ID of owner %h -
	      Number of hard links %i - Inode number %N - Quoted File name  with  dereference  if
	      symbolic	link  %n  -  File  name %o - IO block size %s - Total size, in bytes %T -
	      Minor device type in hex %t - Major device type in hex %U - User name of owner %u -
	      User  ID of owner %X - Time of last access as seconds since Epoch %x - Time of last
	      access %Y - Time of last modification as seconds since Epoch %y - Time of last mod-
	      ification %Z - Time of last change as seconds since Epoch %z - Time of last change

       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 %i - File System id in hex %l - Maximum length of filenames
	      %n - File name %s - Optimal transfer block size %T - Type in human readable form %t
	      - Type in hex

AUTHOR
       Written by Michael Meskes.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.	There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       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 stat

       should give you access to the complete manual.

stat (coreutils) 4.5.3			  February 2003 				  STAT(1)


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