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Old 10-22-2008
Question stat: Available on Solaris?

JoeyG's note in the following thread got me thinking about using stat more often in file operations. I've only ever used it within perl - didn't even realize there was a commandline version of it.
However, it doesn't seem to exist on Solaris (8,9 or 10 at any rate) that I can find.
Anyone know where it is, or what the sol equivalent of it it?
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Old 10-22-2008
It's GNU coreutils stat.

Go here for Solaris 8 & 10 : you want the coreutils:
Freeware List for SPARC and Solaris 8
Freeware List for Intel and Solaris 10
I'm guessing coretutils is out there for 9 as well on sunfreeware somewhere.... but laziness set in.
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Old 10-22-2008
Excellent! Those are now getting unbundled and going on my USB stick Smilie
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Old 10-23-2008
What stat can do ls can't ?

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