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Ben Escoto bescoto@stanford.edu
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 18:55:09 -0800

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>>>>> "JH" == Jamie Heilman <jamie@audible.transient.net>
>>>>> 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...

Ben Escoto

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