obtain status information on open file
fstat fileId [item] | [stat arrayvar]
Obtains status information about an open file.
The following keys are used to identify data items:
The time of last access.
The time of last file status change.
The device containing a directory for the file. This value
uniquely identifies the filesystem that contains the file.
The group ID of the file's group.
The inode number. This field uniquely identifies the file in a
The mode of the file (see the mknod system call).
The time when the data in the file was last modified.
The number of links to the file.
The file size in bytes.
If the file is associated with a terminal, then 1; otherwise 0.
The type of the file in symbolic form, which is one of the
following values: file, directory, characterSpecial,
blockSpecial, fifo, link, or socket.
The user ID of the file's owner.
If one of these keys is specified as item, then that data item is
If stat arrayvar is specified, then the information is returned in
the array arrayvar. Each of the above keys indexes an element of the
array containing the data.
If only fileId is specified, the command returns the data as a keyed
The following value may be returned only if explicitly asked for. It will not
be returned with the array or keyed list forms:
If fileId is a TCP/IP socket connection, then a
list is returned with the first element being the remote host
IP address. If
the remote host name can be found, it is returned as the second element of
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