STAT linux command manual
STAT(1) User Commands STAT(1)
stat - display file or filesystem status
stat [OPTION] FILE...
Display file or filesystem status.
display filesystem status instead of file status
use the specified FORMAT instead of the default
print the information in terse form
print security context information for SELinux if available.
--help display this help and exit
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 The size in bytes of each block reported by '%b'
%b Number of blocks allocated (see %B)
%C SELinux security context
%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 modification
%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) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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stat (coreutils) 5.2.1 March 2004 STAT(1)