Unix Tip #4509- July 16, 2013


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STAT FOR THE INODE


The stat command is available
on newer flavors of Unix and
linux to provide inode
information about a file.

% stat /etc/hosts

File: "/etc/hosts"
Size: 1348 Filetype: Regular File
Mode: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Device: 3,2 Inode: 294992 Links: 1
Access: Tue Aug 21 15:06:19 2001(00000.00:00:00)
Modify: Wed Aug 30 09:19:35 2000(00356.05:46:44)
Change: Wed Aug 30 09:19:35 2000(00356.05:46:44)

It also provides other useful
information about files.

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