Stat each file in a directory

find -name `egrep -s '.' * | awk -F":" '{print $1}' | sort -u` -exec stat {} \;
This will run stat on each file in the directory.
Sample Output
  File: `./blah'
  Size: 5               Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 801h/2049d      Inode: 2490500     Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: ( 1000/     cdw)   Gid: (  100/   users)
Access: 2009-12-28 15:43:14.000000000 -0600
Modify: 2010-04-26 14:57:42.000000000 -0500
Change: 2010-04-26 14:57:42.000000000 -0500

2010-04-26 20:01:44

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  • Possible simplification of egrep-awk-sort with find and -exec with xargs. Show Sample Output

    find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | xargs stat
    asolkar · 2010-04-26 20:51:54 2

What Others Think

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | xargs stat
asolkar · 641 weeks and 5 days ago
This fails on my gentoo box, the alternative version is simpler and faster: find -name `egrep -s '.' * | awk -F":" '{print $1}' | sort -u` -exec stat {} \; find: paths must precede expression: file Usage: find [-H] [-L] [-P] [-Olevel] [-D help|tree|search|stat|rates|opt|exec] [path...] [expression]
zathan · 641 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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