Linux "stat" Command Line Options and Examples
get file status

Display file or file system status. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.


stat [OPTION]... FILE...

Command Line Options:

display file system status instead of file status
stat -f ...
use the specified FORMAT instead of the default; output a newline after each use of FORMAT
stat -c ...
like --format, but interpret backslash escapes, and do not output a mandatory trailing newline; if youwant a newline, include \n in FORMAT
stat --printf ...
print the information in terse form
stat -t ...
display this help and exit
stat --help ...
output version information and exitThe 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 files%T minor device type in hex, for character/block device special files%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 EpochValid 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 formNOTE: 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.AUTHORWritten by Michael Meskes.REPORTING BUGSGNU coreutils online help: <>Report stat translation bugs to <>COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2017 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 per‐mitted by law.
stat --version ...