[Courses][Linux comands] tee, file, stat, find

Katie Bechtold katie at katie-and-rob.org
Wed Mar 10 14:33:53 EST 2004

On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:30:18AM -0800, Carla Schroder wrote:
> stat
>    this command gives you the complete dish on files:

Wow, how have I managed to live this long without finding out about
stat?  This looks like a great tool -- thanks, Carla!

Now I have a question -- what's up with the number of links to a
directory file?  For instance, I tried this:

# stat Mail
File: `Mail'
Size: 3256            Blocks: 7          IO Block: 4096
Device: 303h/771d       Inode: 184799      Links: 3
Access: (0710/drwx--x---)  Uid: ( 1000/   katie)   Gid: (  100/
Access: 2003-11-11 04:30:58.000000000 -0500
Modify: 2004-03-10 13:10:15.000000000 -0500
Change: 2004-03-10 13:10:15.000000000 -0500

# find / -inum 184799

What's going on there?  There are three links to the directory Mail,
but "find" only finds one.

Katie Bechtold         http://katie-and-rob.org/

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