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>>>>> "JH" == Jamie Heilman <email@example.com>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sat, 16 Feb 2002 17:02:10 -0800
JH> stat is not a standard program in many Linux distributions nor
JH> FreeBSD. FreeBSD's stat(1) from ports is not compatible with
JH> the invocation in rdiff-backup. AFAIK it doesn't even exist in
JH> NetBSD. As such, is there any particular reason you don't just
JH> use st_rdev and remove the stat shell call entirely?
Well, at least one reason is that I don't know what st_rdev is...
JH> Its just as "portable" and probably faster. Besides, as it
JH> stands I shudder to think what is going to happen if somebody
JH> creates a device with a space in its file name.
Hmm, good point. I suppose I could start parsing stat's output
starting from the end...
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