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NAME

       stat - display file or file system status

SYNOPSIS

       stat [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION

       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
              newline after each use of FORMAT

       --printf=FORMAT
              like --format, but  interpret  backslash  escapes,  and  do  not
              output  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

       --version
              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
       supersedes  the  version  described here.  Please refer to your shell's
       documentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR

       Written by Michael Meskes.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report stat bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report stat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2010 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.

SEE ALSO

       stat(2)

       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 invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.