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Re: geting some file stat

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 11:32:27AM -0800, Jan Schaumann wrote:
>George Georgalis <> wrote:
>> I'm having difficulty determining a fast way to get the
>> mode/UID/GID of a *large* number of files... I'm trying
>> to use stat, but the numeric values that I could record
>> for later input to chmod/chown commands are not easy to
>> come by. Best method I see is to grep out stat -x output
>> but I was wondering if there is a way to use -f or some
>> other means?
>stat -f "%u %g %p" filename

Perfect. I must have been confused by all the details in
the man page, also no "uid" or "gid" strings to search

So, what is the most efficient way to get the 4 least
significant bytes of "%p" (for input to chmod)?

// George

George Georgalis, information system scientist <IXOYE><

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