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       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  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

       %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 modification, human-readable

       %Y     time of last modification, seconds since Epoch

       %z     time of last change, human-readable

       %Z     time of last 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)


       Copyright (C) 2013 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.



       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 coreutils 'stat invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22 November 2016 STAT(1)

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