win 2000

Michael Ju. Tokarev mjt at
Sat Sep 23 11:52:01 GMT 2000

David Collier-Brown wrote:
>         b)      read file
>                 write file
>         affect the file's inode changed time,

Not always: think about `noatime' mount option (e.g. Linux) --
with it set, read will not affect inode change time.  Moreover,
there are many "filesystems" supported by unixes (dosfs/fat16 is
one of 'em) that even does not have st_{a,c}time at all...

>         c)      chmod file (and chacl file)
>                 chown file
>                 chgrp file
>                 change number of links to file
>                 truncate file
>                 change setuid/setgid/sticky
>         affect only the inode modified time

Change number of links -- where this op affects inode modified
time?  It affects directory mtime (as link count change requires
modification of some directory like create/delete), but not
inode time IMHO.


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