int stat( char *pathname, struct stat *buff )

		int fstat( char *handle, struct stat *buff )

	- prototype in stat.h

	- stat() and fstat() store information about a given open file
	  (or directory) in the stat structure (in stat.h)
	- stat() gets information about the open file or directory, while
	  fstat() gets info about the open file associated with handle
	- returns 0 if successful, else -1 on error