STAT(1) User Commands STAT(1)
stat - display file or file system status
stat [OPTION] FILE...
Display file or file system status.
print the security context information if available
display file system status instead of file status
use the specified FORMAT instead of the default; output a new-
line after each use of FORMAT
like --format, but interpret backslash escapes, and do not out-
put a mandatory trailing newline. If you want a newline,
include \n in FORMAT.
print the information in terse form
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The valid format sequences for files (without --file-system):
%a Access rights in octal
%A Access rights in human readable form
%b Number of blocks allocated (see %B)
%B The size in bytes of each block reported by %b
%d Device number in decimal
%D Device number in hex
%f Raw mode in hex
%F File type
%g Group ID of owner
%G Group name of owner
%h Number of hard links
%i Inode number
%n File name
%N Quoted file name with dereference if symbolic link
%o I/O block size
%s Total size, in bytes
%t Major device type in hex
%T Minor device type in hex
%u User ID of owner
%U User name of owner
%x Time of last access
%X Time of last access as seconds since Epoch
%y Time of last modification
%Y Time of last modification as seconds since Epoch
%z Time of last change
%Z Time of last change as seconds since Epoch
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
%C Security context in SELinux
%i File System ID in hex
%l Maximum length of filenames
%n File name
%s Block size (for faster transfers)
%S Fundamental block size (for block counts)
%t Type in hex
%T Type in human readable form
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of stat, which usually super-
sedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's docu-
mentation for details about the options it supports.
Written by Michael Meskes.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for stat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and stat programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
stat 5.97 March 2012 STAT(1)