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NAME            stat  --  get file status

SYNOPSIS        stat name  ...

DESCRIPTION     stat gives several kinds of information about one

                or more files:


                   access mode

                   number of links


                   size in bytes

                   date and time of last modification

                   name (useful when several files are named)

                All information is self-explanatory except the

                mode.  The mode is a six-character string whose

                characters mean the following:

                   1 s: file is small (smaller than 4096 bytes)

                     l: file is large

                   2 d: file is a directory

                     x: file is executable

                     u: set user ID on execution

                     -: none of the above

                   3 r: owner can read

                     -: owner cannot read

                   4 w: owner can write

                     -: owner cannot write

                   5 r: non-owner can read

                     -: non-owner cannot read

                   6 w: non-owner can write

                     -: non-owner cannot write

                The owner is almost always given in symbolic

                form;  however if he cannot be found in

                "/etc/uids" a number is given.

                If the number of arguments to stat is not exactly

                1 a header is generated identifying the fields of

                the status information.

FILES           /etc/uids

SEE ALSO        istat(I), ls(I) (-l option)

DIAGNOSTICS     "name?"  for any error.

OWNER           dmr