stat(1) -- Linux man page

 

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
-Z, --context
print security context information for SELinux if available.
--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
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
 

AUTHOR

Written by Michael Meskes.  

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 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 coreutils stat

should give you access to the complete manual.