The stat Module

The stat module, shown in Example 1-50, contains a number of constants and test functions that can be used with the os.stat function.

Example 1-50. Using the stat Module


import stat
import os, time

st = os.stat("samples/sample.txt")

print "mode", "=>", oct(stat.S_IMODE(st[stat.ST_MODE]))

print "type", "=>",
if stat.S_ISDIR(st[stat.ST_MODE]):
 print "DIRECTORY",
if stat.S_ISREG(st[stat.ST_MODE]):
 print "REGULAR",
if stat.S_ISLNK(st[stat.ST_MODE]):
 print "LINK",

print "size", "=>", st[stat.ST_SIZE]

print "last accessed", "=>", time.ctime(st[stat.ST_ATIME])
print "last modified", "=>", time.ctime(st[stat.ST_MTIME])
print "inode changed", "=>", time.ctime(st[stat.ST_CTIME])

mode => 0664
type => REGULAR
size => 305
last accessed => Sun Oct 10 22:12:30 1999
last modified => Sun Oct 10 18:39:37 1999
inode changed => Sun Oct 10 15:26:38 1999

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