but this does not show me what set-user-ID or set-group-ID or sticky bit for this particular file or any files for that matter. It only gives me permissions for it.
Well, this might be because there are none?
Usually you'll only see SUID/SGID on executalbes,
in the first place ...
Have a look at
ls -l /usr/sbin
You'll probably find a few that look like
-r-xr-sr-x 1 root smmsp 519864 Jun 5 2002 sendmail
-r-sr-xr-x 1 root root 15848 Feb 21 2003 unix_chkpwd
Note the s instead of the x? :)