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STAT(1)				 User Commands			       STAT(1)

       stat - display file or file system status

       stat [OPTION] FILE...

       Display file or file system status.

       -L, --dereference
	      follow links

       -f, --file-system
	      display file system status instead of file status

       -c  --format=FORMAT
	      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.

       -t, --terse
	      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

       %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     SELinux security context string

       %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 <>.

       Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	 License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>
       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 stat

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 2008			       STAT(1)

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