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

STAT(1) 								FSF								   STAT(1)

stat - display file or filesystem status
stat [OPTION] FILE...
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 modi- fication %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
Written by Michael Meskes.
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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 PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
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)