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       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

       -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

              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

              output version information and exit

       The valid format sequences for files (without --file-system):

       %a     access rights in octal (note '#' and '0' printf flags)

       %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 data modification, human-readable

       %Y     time of last data modification, seconds since Epoch

       %z     time of last status change, human-readable

       %Z     time of last status 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
       supersedes the version described here.  Please refer  to  your  shell's
       documentation for details about the options it supports.


       Written by Michael Meskes.


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       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



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       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) stat invocation'