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_stat Structure st_mode Field Constants

#include <sys/stat.h>

These constants are used to indicate file type in the st_mode field of the _stat structure.

The bit mask constants are described below:

Constant

Meaning

_S_IFMT

File type mask

_S_IFDIR

Directory

_S_IFCHR

Character special (indicates a device if set)

_S_IFREG

Regular

_S_IREAD

Read permission, owner

_S_IWRITE

Write permission, owner

_S_IEXEC

Execute/search permission, owner

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