lstat on FAT - Was: Problem with find on FAT drives

Christopher Faylor
Wed Mar 24 23:13:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 02:52:34PM -0500, Volker Quetschke wrote:
>Hi Corinna,
>>>Looks pretty similar to me, but I was looking for the following:
>>>$ ls -ldin .\\tmp ./tmp
>>>2919335057    drwxr-xr-x 4 1006   513         0 Mar 10 13:06 ./tmp/
>>>2805415844195 drwxr-xr-x 4 1006   513         0 Mar 10 13:06 .\tmp/
>>>I came to that "program" by reducing the find soure to the bare
>>>minimum to show that problem.
>>>So again, is this an expected/tolerated behaviour?
>>Yes, it's by design.  The answer is "don't use DOS paths".
>It's nice to be mean, isn't it?

How about some clarification: "Don't use DOS paths if you want
consistent i-nodes?"

You're welcome to use DOS paths if you want.  You just can't expect
UNIX-style behavior from them.


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