Python os.stat() Method

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Description

The method stat() performs a stat system call on the given path.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for stat() method:

os.stat(path)

Parameters

  • path -- This is the path, whose stat information is required.

Return Value

Here is the list of members of stat structure:

  • st_mode: protection bits.
  • st_ino: inode number.
  • st_dev: device.
  • st_nlink: number of hard links.
  • st_uid: user id of owner.
  • st_gid: group id of owner.
  • st_size: size of file, in bytes.
  • st_atime: time of most recent access.
  • st_mtime: time of most recent content modification.
  • st_ctime: time of most recent metadata change.

Example

The following example shows the usage of stat() method.

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# showing stat information of file "a2.py"
statinfo = os.stat('a2.py')

print statinfo

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

posix.stat_result(st_mode=33188, st_ino=3940649674337682L, st_dev=277923425L, st
_nlink=1, st_uid=400, st_gid=401, st_size=335L, st_atime=1330498089, st_mtime=13
30498089, st_ctime=1330498089)



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