On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Daniel Berger wrote:

> Upon further review, this is not a bug.  From the MSDN documentation on the
> st_ino struct member:
>
> "The inode, and therefore st_ino, has no meaning in the FAT, HPFS, or NTFS
> file systems."
>
> See
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vclib/html/_crt__stat.2c_._wstat.2c_._stati64.2c_._wstati64.asp
> for more details.

thanks for that!  any idea how to tell if a file is unique on that file system
then?  eg, given a filename and it's stat - how can you show that it is not
some other file?  nothing but File::expand_path(pathname)?

cheers.

-a
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