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Old 11-02-2010, 06:38 AM   #1
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how can we view a file with its inode nno .

cat 12456
where 12345 is the inode of a file
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Originally Posted by shwetank.techi View Post
how can we view a file with its inode nno .

cat 12456
where 12345 is the inode of a file
Welcome to LQ,
Do you want this or anything else ?
ls -i
Old 11-02-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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you can find the file with the "find" command.

find . -inum 12456

will list the file.

cat `find . -inum 12456`

will therefore view the file whose inode number is 12456.

Of course you will have to fill in the root of the filesystem whose inode number you want instead of "." if you don't know for sure that hte file resides in or below the current directory.

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Found it using Google with question: linux read inode.


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