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Re: Problems with display of inode numbers
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002 09:39:40 -0400 (EDT)
Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Jim George wrote:
> > Folks,
> > why is it that when I do and ls -lisa the output is not neatly
> > lined up?
> > I can use any other option except '-i' and it lines up perfectly. This
> > appears to affect all terminals, except the cmd window.
> > Jim
> >From the source of ls:
> /* The field width for inode numbers. On some hosts inode numbers are
> 64 bits, so columns won't line up exactly when a huge inode number
> is encountered, but in practice 7 digits is usually enough. */
> #ifndef INODE_DIGITS
> # define INODE_DIGITS 7
> This is your problem. AFAICT, Win2k has inode numbers well in excess of 7
> digits (10, in my case). If you want inode numbers to line up perfectly,
> change the value above to 10 (line 145) and recompile ls. BTW, ls is part
> of fileutils.
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