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21.13 Read an Inode with stat

The stat program reads an inode ( 1.22 ) . stat shows you the information that the stat (2) system call gives about a file (or directory or socket or...). The atime ( 21.5 ) , mtime ( 16.2 ) , and ctime ( 21.6 ) are shown, along with the elapsed time since. For example:


% 

ls -l ptco


-r-xr-xr-x  2 jerry        3203 Mar 24 05:33 ptco
% 

stat ptco


  File: "ptco"
  Size: 3203     Allocated Blocks: 8    Filetype: Regular File
  Mode: (0555/-r-xr-xr-x)   Uid: (115/jerry)  Gid: (100/staff)
Device:  7,18  Inode: 172255    Links: 2    
Access: Fri May  8 01:00:30 1992(00000.05:48:13)
Modify: Tue Mar 24 05:33:43 1992(00045.00:15:01)
Change: Fri May  8 06:48:42 1992(00000.00:00:02)

- JP


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