On 2008-10-24 22:07, Scott Neugroschl wrote:
> Jefferson Ogata wrote [attribution restored]:
>> The only properties in a directory entry are a name, entry type
>> (regular
>> file, directory, block device, etc.), and an inode number.

>
> No, the only properties in a directory entry are the name and inode
> number.
>
> The rest of the information comes from the inode (that's what stat(2) is
> for).


Of course the type comes originally from the inode. But on some systems
there is a copy of it in struct dirent (see on Linux).
The on-disk format depends on the filesystem.

--
Jefferson Ogata
NOAA Computer Incident Response Team (N-CIRT)
"Never try to retrieve anything from a bear."--National Park Service
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