Unix/Linux Go Back    

UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers This forum is closed for new posts. Please post beginner questions to learn unix and learn linux in this forum UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

inode filename

UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Unix and Linux 01-17-2010
wowman wowman is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2010
Last Activity: 17 January 2010, 6:14 AM EST
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
inode filename

can someone please tell me why is the filename not inlcuded in the inode of the file?
Sponsored Links
Old Unix and Linux 01-17-2010
Yogesh Sawant's Unix or Linux Image
Yogesh Sawant Yogesh Sawant is offline Forum Advisor  
Full Time Dad
Join Date: Sep 2006
Last Activity: 4 October 2016, 5:54 AM EDT
Location: Rossem, Tazenda
Posts: 1,213
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
reading this would answer that
Sponsored Links
Old Unix and Linux 01-17-2010
jim mcnamara jim mcnamara is offline Forum Staff  
Join Date: Feb 2004
Last Activity: 22 October 2016, 9:39 PM EDT
Location: NM
Posts: 10,839
Thanks: 451
Thanked 971 Times in 902 Posts
One reason -
One file can be referenced by different file names - links.

The inode is not meant for human consumption it is for the use of the filesystem and drivers, an internal reference.

Try reading Stevens' 'Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment' - Chapter 3 -
File I/O/
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Linux More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to get the filename of which has been deleted if I know the inode number? JoyOnLine AIX 3 11-27-2009 09:05 AM
Filename from splitting files to have the same filename of the original file with counter value natalie23 Shell Programming and Scripting 3 11-13-2009 05:15 AM
rename multiple filename.45267.txt to >> filename.txt jason7 Shell Programming and Scripting 6 01-29-2009 04:37 PM
gzcat into awk and then change FILENAME and process new FILENAME timj123 Shell Programming and Scripting 6 06-23-2008 07:45 AM
How to map a disk block to filename/ Inode Balamurugan Solaris 1 03-21-2005 01:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 PM.