Re: New feature

Andreas Schwab (
24 Sep 1997 12:49:59 +0200

Ricky Beam <> writes:

|> A clarification... if you access an inode (any inode,) the access time is
|> updated. stat()ing the inode accesses the inode, hence the atime is updated
|> for every file on the drive following 'ls -laR /'

No. Atime is only update if you access the *data* of an inode. stat(2)
does _not_ change atime of the inode (but it does update the atime of the
contained directory).

Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something              completely different"