Linux - Stat (File status)
This page is about the file metadata (also known as file status) on the linux file system
Principally, the stat command display the file metadata.
The find command uses this command to collect its data.
The stat command is simply a frontend to the stat() system call. See the following man page
man 2 stat
stat [OPTION] FILE...
- Through the --printf=FORMAT option a lot information are available, see the man page
File: `testFile.txt' Size: 4 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: ca02h/51714d Inode: 2522975 Links: 1 Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 500/ oracle) Gid: ( 1001/oinstall) Access: 2015-09-15 13:50:26.000000000 +0200 Modify: 2015-09-15 12:43:18.000000000 +0200 Change: 2015-09-15 12:43:18.000000000 +0200
- IO Block: File System - Block
- Uid: Linux - User (Uid)
- Gid: Linux - Group (Gid)
- Device: ID of storage device containing the file
- Links: number of hard links
stat -f testFile.txt
File: "testFile.txt" ID: f6b940611a2fbb15 Namelen: 255 Type: ext2/ext3 Block size: 4096 Fundamental block size: 4096 Blocks: Total: 12427805 Free: 9800360 Available: 9159378 Inodes: Total: 12518912 Free: 12381458