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# Script Name :
# Author : Not sure where I got this from
# Created : 28th November 2011
# Last Modified :
# Version : 1.0
# Modifications :
# Description : Show file information for a given file
# get file information using os.stat()
# tested with Python24 vegsaeat 25sep2006
from __future__ import print_function
import os
import sys
import stat # index constants for os.stat()
import time
if sys.version_info >= (3, 0):
raw_input = input
try_count = 16
while try_count:
file_name = raw_input("Enter a file name: ") # pick a file you have
fhand = open(file_name)
count = 0
for lines in fhand:
count = count + 1
fhand = open(file_name)
inp =
t_char = len(inp)
try_count >>= 1
file_stats = os.stat(file_name)
print ("This is os.stat",file_stats)
except OSError:
print ("\nNameError : [%s] No such file or directory\n", file_name)
if try_count == 0:
print ("Trial limit exceeded \nExiting program")
# create a dictionary to hold file info
file_info = {
'fname': file_name,
'fsize': file_stats[stat.ST_SIZE],
'f_lm' : time.strftime("%d/%m/%Y %I:%M:%S %p",
'f_la' : time.strftime("%d/%m/%Y %I:%M:%S %p",
'f_ct' : time.strftime("%d/%m/%Y %I:%M:%S %p",
print ("\nfile name =", file_info['fname'])
print ("file size =", file_info['fsize'] , "bytes")
print ("last modified =", file_info['f_lm'])
print ("last accessed =", file_info['f_la'])
print ("creation time =", file_info['f_ct'])
print ("Total number of lines are =", file_info['no_of_lines'])
print ("Total number of characters are =", file_info['t_char'])
if stat.S_ISDIR(file_stats[stat.ST_MODE]):
print ("This a directory")
print ("This is not a directory\n")
print ("A closer look at the os.stat(%s) tuple:" % file_name)
print (file_stats)
print ("\nThe above tuple has the following sequence: ")
print ("""st_mode (protection bits), st_ino (inode number),
st_dev (device), st_nlink (number of hard links),
st_uid (user ID of owner), st_gid (group ID of owner),
st_size (file size, bytes), st_atime (last access time, seconds since epoch),
st_mtime (last modification time), st_ctime (time of creation, Windows)"""
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