stat man page on Archlinux
STAT(1) User Commands STAT(1)
stat - display file or file system status
stat [OPTION]... FILE...
Display file or file system status.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
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
%C SELinux security context string
%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
%m mount point
%n file name
%N quoted file name with dereference if symbolic link
%o optimal I/O transfer size hint
%s total size, in bytes
%t major device type in hex, for character/block device special
%T minor device type in hex, for character/block device special
%u user ID of owner
%U user name of owner
%w time of file birth, human-readable; - if unknown
%W time of file birth, seconds since Epoch; 0 if unknown
%x time of last access, human-readable
%X time of last access, seconds since Epoch
%y time of last modification, human-readable
%Y time of last modification, seconds since Epoch
%z time of last change, human-readable
%Z time of last change, 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
%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 file system type in hex
%T file system 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.
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report stat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by Michael Meskes.
Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU
GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
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
info coreutils 'stat invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 April 2014 STAT(1)
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