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Old 03-06-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Unexpected output from stat --format %h


Hello

stat is (generously) giving twice the expected output:
Code:
c@CW8:/tmp$ touch foo
c@CW8:/tmp$ ln foo bar
c@CW8:/tmp$ /bin/ls -l foo bar
-rw-r--r-- 2 c users 0 2010-03-07 00:17 bar
-rw-r--r-- 2 c users 0 2010-03-07 00:17 foo
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat foo --format '%h' foo
2
2
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat foo --format '%h' --terse foo
2
2
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat foo --format '%h %n' --terse foo
2 foo
2 foo
c@CW8:/tmp$ rm bar
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat foo --format '%h %n' --terse foo
2 foo
2 foo
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat foo
  File: `foo'
  Size: 0               Blocks: 0          IO Block: 4096   regular empty file
Device: 807h/2055d      Inode: 442175      Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: ( 1000/       c)   Gid: (  100/   users)
Access: 2010-03-07 00:17:48.991592829 +0530
Modify: 2010-03-07 00:17:48.991592829 +0530
Change: 2010-03-07 00:22:23.299909243 +0530
c@CW8:/tmp$ type stat
stat is hashed (/usr/bin/stat)
c@CW8:/tmp$ stat --version
stat (GNU coreutils) 7.4
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Michael Meskes.
Is this a bug or have I misunderstood how stat works?

Best

Charles
 
Old 03-07-2010, 02:35 AM   #2
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You're asking for it twice so you're getting it twice. Shouldn't you just use 'stat -c '%h' /target'?
 
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:00 AM   #3
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You're asking for it twice so you're getting it twice. Shouldn't you just use 'stat -c '%h' /target'?
So I am! Thanks for spotting it.
 
  


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