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Re: use of "stat -"

On 14.05.2020 13:02, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I've read this thread.  Jan, I'm sorry that this causes you
> inconvenience.  I'm hoping it won't come down to a choice between
> supporting people who want to ship a dom0 without perl, and people who
> want a dom0 using more-than-a-decade-old coreutils.

Well, there are options, like producing the actual script from
a locking.sh.in template, with a configure control over whether
the Perl fallback is needed / wanted.

> Jan, can you tell me what the output is of this on your ancient
> system:
>   $ rm -f t
>   $ >t
>   $ exec 3<t
>   $ stat -L -c '%F %i' /dev/stdin <&3
>   regular empty file 393549
>   $ rm t
>   $ stat -L -c '%F %i' /dev/stdin <&3
>   regular empty file 393549
>   $ strace -ou stat -L -c '%F %i' /dev/stdin <&3
>   $
> Also, the contents of the file "u" afterwards, please.

Will do early next week, as the system is in the office (and off).




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