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How to get the block size of a file for stat in Ruby

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Overview

Block size refers to the amount of disk space allocated to a file. It can also represent the largest amount of data that can be transferred in a single output and operation on a file. To get this value, we can use the blksize property of the stat, which stands for the status of a file.

Syntax

File.stat(filename).blksize
blksize property syntax in Ruby

Parameters

  • filename: This is the name of the file that we want to get block size information for.

Return value

This method returns an integer representing the block size of a file.

Code example

Let's look at the code below:

# get current file and print block size
puts "The block size of this file is:" 
puts File.stat("main.rb").blksize
Getting the block size of a file in Ruby

Code explanation

  • Lines 2 and 3: We use blksize to get the block size of our application file main.rb, and we print it to the console.

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