Re: rpm question

From: Tommy Reynolds (TommyReynolds_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 08/06/04

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    On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 14:13:50 -0700, Double Dumbass on You wrote:

    > When you get the file mode information from rpm -q --dump, there are 7
    > digits. The last three represent the rwx status, i.e. the numeric
    > representation. What are the first 4 digits?

    "0" is for octal, the radix of choice.

    For the rest, look at the file "/usr/include/linux/stat.h" at all the
    S_IFREG, S_IFLNK, S_IFSOCK flags, and all the rest. These extra bits
    in the mode word are how Linux records the type of i-node that these
    files represent.

    For help in decoding these bits, just do a:

            $ man 2 stat

    from a command line.

    Cheers!


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