inode and filesystem question

David Schwartz davids at
Sat Jun 28 18:02:54 UTC 2008

> Well, I guess this is more for a theoretical question.
> How the filename is determined if its not in the inode.

Simple, files don't have names. Directory entries do. A directory entry's name is stored in the directory entry, along with the inode number of the file it references.

This is the UNIX way, love it or hate it.


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