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This is yet another problem that has been bugging me for quite some time.What I intend to do is to find out if at all there is any way by which we can find out the metadata information in the unix filesystem ?
I am trying to simplify the problem. In unix fileystsem say I have an ordinary file called file1 .Now I can always view the contents of this file by doing a cat , head , view etc but all that mean that I can view the contents of the file. What if I really want to find out the metadata information pertaining to this file ? Noteworthy to mention , here I am really not trying to find out the inode number of the file , since that can be easily done by
ls - i -l.I am trying to find the loction where if I look I can get the approximate size that is utilised to store the metadata information for this file ?
It will be so nice if anyone can throw light in this matter.