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inode filename

can someone please tell me why is the filename not inlcuded in the inode of the file?
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reading this would answer that
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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/
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