stat command in Linux are used for viewing file related information.
file command displays the type of a file.
stat command is a useful for viewing file or file system status.
The syntax for the Linux file command is as follows:
file [OPTION] FILE
It can take one or more file names as its arguments. This command reports the file type in human readable format. To view the mime type of a file pass the
-i option. It also accepts wildcard characters in the file name.
Below example demonstrate the usage of this command.
Last command in the above example uses wild card to find details of all the files having
The syntax for the Linux stat command is as follows:
stat [OPTION] FILE
Below example shows default output from the stat command. Basic information such as size, file type, Inode information, Number of links, Access, Modification and Change date and time stamps are displayed.
To view information that relates to a file system, pass the
-f parameter followed by a filesystem.
stat -f /
Certain files may have one or more symbolic links, to enable
stat to follow links, use the