Subject: Re: bin/560: ls -i returns incorrect inodes on symlinks and root dirs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bakul Shah <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/1994 13:34:03
> The inum displayed by ls -i on a symlink is the same as the file
> to which it points, or the inum of the current directory if the symlink
> doesn't point to an existing file.
> This is not a `bug' per se; it was an explicit design decision in 4.4.
This change seems unorthogonal. `ls -Li' should've been used
if the inode of the pointed to file was wanted. Looks like
4.4 designers want to take away the `filehood' of a symlink.
Why? So as to store the link data in the parent directory's
data blocks? Sigh....