STAT (I) 3/15/72 STAT (I) NAME stat -- get file status SYNOPSIS stat name ... 1 DESCRIPTION stat gives several kinds of information about one or more files: i-number access mode number of links owner 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/passwd" 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/passwd SEE ALSO istat(I), ls(I) (-l option) DIAGNOSTICS "name?" for any error.