How to get octal file permission in linux?

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I am able to see permission using 

ls -l

But this command shows permissions in read/write/execute format. 

I want to see the permission in octal format. What command should I use?

Jan 3 in Linux Administration by digger
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Any particular reason why you want to see it in Octal format? Any technical use with this?
I have seen that some tutorials ask us to change the permission of a file or a directory and they use octal format to set the new permission. So, was just wondering if there is a way to view the permission in octal format. The "reason" would be knwoledge :)

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You can use this:

stat -c "%a %n" *

If you want permission of a particular file then replace * with the file path/name.

answered Jan 3 by Omkar
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