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Re: Problems with display of inode numbers
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 09:39:40 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Problems with display of inode numbers
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Jim George wrote:
> why is it that when I do and ls -lisa the output is not neatly
> lined up?
> I can use any other option except '-i' and it lines up perfectly. This
> appears to affect all terminals, except the cmd window.
>From the source of ls:
/* The field width for inode numbers. On some hosts inode numbers are
64 bits, so columns won't line up exactly when a huge inode number
is encountered, but in practice 7 digits is usually enough. */
# define INODE_DIGITS 7
This is your problem. AFAICT, Win2k has inode numbers well in excess of 7
digits (10, in my case). If you want inode numbers to line up perfectly,
change the value above to 10 (line 145) and recompile ls. BTW, ls is part
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