How to get fileinfo in go

Oct 2, 2018 22:43 · 77 words · 1 minute read

os.stat is used in golang to get all the meta information about a file.

os.stat will return a fileinfo object or an error if the file is not found.

package main

import (

func main() {

	fileInfo, err := os.Stat("myfile.txt")
	if err != nil {
	fmt.Println("File name:", fileInfo.Name())
	fmt.Println("Size in bytes:", fileInfo.Size())
	fmt.Println("Permissions:", fileInfo.Mode())
	fmt.Println("Last modified:", fileInfo.ModTime())
	fmt.Println("Is Directory: ", fileInfo.IsDir())
	fmt.Printf("System interface type: %T\n", fileInfo.Sys())
	fmt.Printf("System info: %+v\n\n", fileInfo.Sys())