Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/07/25/05:05:57

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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:07:04 +0000
From: Fredrick Backman <fredrick DOT backman AT pmail DOT net>
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To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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Subject: Re: file size
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Fredrick Backman wrote:
> > I know stat() gives more info if you use it on a UNIX system
> The DJGPP version of `stat' returns the same info as you'd get on
> Unix.  If you know about info that the DJGPP version doesn't return,
> please spell that out.

Perhaps you misunderstood. What I meant was that part of the info that
DJGPP's stat() returns is redundant because of the fact that DOS stores
less info about each file compared to what UNIX does.

I might be mistaken but is it not the case that in DOS, st_atime and
st_ctime contain the same value as st_mtime? And st_nlink is always 1?
If that's not the case then I'm sorry for not doing my homework ;-)


Fred Backman
Lead Wizard
Binary Spells

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