Nicely display permissions in octal format with filename

stat -f '%Sp %p %N' * | rev | sed -E 's/^([^[:space:]]+)[[:space:]]([[:digit:]]{4})[^[:space:]]*[[:space:]]([^[:space:]]+)/\1 \2 \3/' | rev
Since the original command (#1873) didn't work on FreeBSD whose stat lacks the "-c" switch, I wrote an alternative that does. This command shows also the fourth digit of octal format permissions which yields the sticky bit information.
Sample Output
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 cat
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 chflags
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 chio
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 chmod
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 cp
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 csh
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 date
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 dd
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 df
-r-xr-xr-x 0555 domainname

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By: vwal
2009-08-04 08:45:20

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