centos see file permissions

hello there,
im using centos v5.7 and normally when I try to see the file permission I see
drwxr-xr-x how can I see the number instead? like 0777 or 0600

[(12:26 PM)][(root@alpha)] [(~)] $ ls -alh
total 208K
drwxr-x--- 14 root  root  4.0K Sep 30 03:39 .
drwxr-xr-x 26 root  root  4.0K Sep 14 20:36 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root  root   315 Sep 30 03:39 a.php
-rw-------  1 root  root  8.4K Sep 30 04:41 .bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 root  root    24 Jan  6  2007 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 root  root   276 Feb  1  2009 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r--  1 root  root  5.4K Mar 19  2009 .bashrc        
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Topic Advisor Commented:
awk will do the trick, please test this on your system:

stat -c "%a %h %G %U %s %n" * | awk '{ $5=sprintf ( "%.0fK", $5/1024);print $0 }'

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If it works, you can create a shell script like ~/bin/lstat containing the above command line.
In my point of view, although it might be a "cheat" or "workaround", would be to start mc (midnight commander), set one panel to "info", and in the other highlight the file or folder you need the info on, and it will be displayed in the panel you have set to "info". This is one of the best tools available in the 'nix world, and I can't understand why it isn't included by default in every Linux distro. If you don't have it, just install it with yum install mc.
stat -c "%a %n" /folder/*
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
jgiordano is correct, stat will do just that.

To mimic your 'ls' output, you can add a few more colums:

stat -c "%a %h %G %U %s %n" *

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XK8ERAuthor Commented:
gerwinjansen, that works nicely..
what is the number 1 right next to the permissions and how can I display the size in human readable
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
The number 1 you mean is the amount of hard links to that file.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'human readable', the file size is displayed in bytes, do you require some other format? You can have a look in the stat man pages (man stat), only field available for size is 'bytes'. You can do some formatting afterwards but what do you want exactly?
XK8ERAuthor Commented:
when you do
du -h /root
you can see KB or MB or GB in bytes its hard to know the size
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
I understand, do you want to see the size of the files in KB? du -h is showing file size in KB.
XK8ERAuthor Commented:
yes KB is fine
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